I have two tables with about 25k rows in each, and I am trying to find the differences between the two tables. The query is causing mysql to crash.
This is the query:
WHERE item NOT IN (
The item column is a varchar, but it contains a 13 digit number only. I am trying to find how many items from my inventory appear in one table over the over.
Oh, I am using MySQL client version: 5.1.49
ON data_backup.item = data.item
WHERE data_backup.item IS NULL
Thanks for the help!
Unfortunately, the query is still crashing both ssh and phpmyadmin when I attempt to run it.
Any ideas on how I could better optimize it?
indexes on the join columns
could you please do a SHOW CREATE TABLE for both tables and i'll show you how
where "id" is the primary key column. If needed, you can retrieve the full rows after that, using the "id" results set.
Or some other relevant column(s). "SELECT *" is generally a bad idea.
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