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using enum as means of compression
Posted by: postaholic066 SQL
Date: March 28, 2010 09:40AM

Hi,
I was looking for various ways I could compress data in my MySQL database.
- Creating lookup tables
- using enums
Is there some other solution?

Sticking to enums...
I am doubtful about how does InnoDB execute the following where clause containing an enum column named 'colFoo' in a table named 'foo'?

" SELECT ... FROM foo WHERE colFoo = 'someString' "
Would it scan the table if 'someString' is not in the enum declaration?

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