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HELP! - Left Joins taking a long time to execute.

HELP! - Left Joins taking a long time to execute.

HELP! - Left Joins taking a long time to execute.


Can anyone help me with this problem.

Whenever I create a query with a number of left joins they can take up to 30 seconds to run on a web based MySQL database running through Apache.

The latest query to cause me grief is shown below:

SELECT DISTINCT equip.*,CONCAT_WS(' ',firstname,lastname)as name,rooms.rmdesc FROM equip LEFT JOIN stfeqlink ON stfeqlink.equipid = equip.autoid AND stfeqlink.datereturned IS NULL LEFT JOIN staff ON stfeqlink.staffid = staff.id AND stfeqlink.datereturned IS NULL LEFT JOIN rooms ON rooms.rmid = stfeqlink.room GROUP BY equip.autoid DESC ORDER BY equip.autoid;

The query works fine in that I get the result I want but it is taking way to long to give me the result.

Any help at all would be REALLY appreciated.

RE: HELP! - Left Joins taking a long time to execute.

Sorry to say: I made the experience, that statements with DISTINCT take a lot (!) of time.
Try it without and look at the time response.

Hope it helps a little bit,



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