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Full text performance vs keyword tables.
Posted by: Joseph Hagerty
Date: September 11, 2008 11:46PM

So I have a customer that stores a database of about 2million records. One of the fields in this database is a company name. In order to search this field, they split the field up into individual words, and create a new record in a different table for each word, indexed to the company id. This results in about 8 million records.

For example: Table one has a record with a company id & name of "1","Mysql AB Inc". In the second table, there are 3 records:

"1", Mysql"
"2", "AB"
"3", "Inc"

As this process require a weekly rebuild, and the current process is a mess, I was curious about using Full Text Searching and whether or not that would represent any performance hit or benefit.

Joe

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