On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 1:38 PM, <ad...@buskirkgraphics.com> wrote: > Suggestion on faster solutions for extremely large database. > > $ledip['started'] = '2009-04-01 13:40:34'; Example time in DB > $ledip['touchedlast'] = '2009-04-01 13:41:28'; Example time in DB > > > date('i:s', strtotime($ledip['touchedlast']) - > strtotime($ledip['started'])); // Not a desired solution because of its > inability to go past the minute correctly I AM AWARE. > > > or > > concat( truncate( hour( timediff($ledip['touchedlast'],$ledip['started']) ) > /24, 0 ) , " days ", hour( timediff($ledip['touchedlast'],$ledip['started']) > ) %24, " hours ", minute( timediff($ledip['touchedlast'],$ledip['started'] ) > ) , " minutes ", second( timediff($ledip['touchedlast'],$ledip['started'] ) > ) , " seconds" ) as timeleft > > > The results of concat truncate, allows me the flexibility or exacting time > differences out past the minute. I am worried that the vastness of the > database may cause me a server load or query timeframes that are undesirable > as it grows even bigger. > Suggestions? > > ********* PLEASE .... > Do not reply to this email with your 9 million page thought of how to, or > some custom function that you think is all that, I do not care. > I am asking for load desired results NOT your take on my code… > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > You are doing a lot of calculation on this combining both PHP and SQL code. How many rows are you affecting with this query at one time?
I hate to say it, but this to me is just begging for a unix timestamps, then you can simply deal with the seconds remaining on this counter. -- Bastien Cat, the other other white meat