in reply to DBI speed up needed on MySQL

Do you really need all 200 columns when you select? If not, you could select only those that you do need and save yourself some bandwidth. Also, I don't know if it's faster than fetchrow_hashref, but I like to use fetch like so when I need access to the columns by name
my @fields = qw(foo bar baz); my %results; $sth->execute(); $sth->bind_columns(@results{@fields}); while( $sth->fetch() ) { #your results will be available in %results }
Maybe I should benchmark it...


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