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Re: Is partitioning helpful in this case?
Posted by: Shantanu Oak
Date: June 28, 2011 12:01AM

>> Is it a good idea to add an additional datetime field to the table and create a trigger to convert the timestamp to a datetime value when the row is added?

No. Infact it is a very bad idea.
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You can use partitions even if you save a unix timestamp to the database instead of a datetime value. The only precaution needs to be taken is to write a correct select query that will take advantage of partitions.

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