The logins table has over 400,000 rows. The query below was timing out before it could ever finish. So I added the LIMIT 100, to see if that would help. It didn't, as well as it didn't help when I moved the LIMIT 100 after the last closing parenthesis. By the way, this same type of query worked great on some other tables. Any thoughts?
Create the temporary table to store the IDs of the elements to erase.
CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE ids (loginID int);
Find the IDs of the elements to erase:
INSERT INTO ids(loginID) SELECT loginID FROM logins AS t
WHERE 1 != (SELECT COUNT(*) FROM logins
WHERE logins.loginID <= t.loginID
AND logins.uID = t.uID
AND logins.tempDate = t.tempDate LIMIT 100);
Delete the elements of the table with the previously selected indexes
DELETE logins FROM logins,ids WHERE logins.loginID = ids.loginID;
Remove the temporary table
DROP TABLE ids;
End of the day and I'm slipping... 400k records is not enough to constitute a freeze unless somethings being written wrong or an index isn't being hit. What constitutes a dupe? uID and TempDate?
I forgot the index and all is working fine now. Thank you.