i had to check if a value (string) is in my database.
at the moment i do a
select a.email,b.vuid from user a, verteiler_user b where a.email=\''.$email.'\' and a.kid=' . $kid.' and b.vid=' . $vid . ' and a.uid = b.uid
as query with a
mysql_num_rows, then check
But is it faster to do a query with limit 1; ? and check if a row is coming back ?
Yes. It would be faster to run a
limit 1 query. And if all you’re doing is checking for the existence of a row, why bother returning all those columns? Simply select
1. That will be (negligibly) faster. BTW: Your code looks vulnerable to SQL injection attacks. Consider sanitizing the dynamic parts of your query with
mysql_real_escape_string() or a similar function.
LIMIT 1 will have better performance because it will stop matching when the
LIMIT has been satisfied.
If you only ever expect 1 row, add
LIMIT 1 to your query.
Also, if you are only checking for the presence of that string in the query, there is no need to use column names with
SELECT in the query. Just use
you could try:
select count(*) from user a, verteiler_user b where a.email=\''.$email.'\' and a.kid=' . $kid.' and b.vid=' . $vid . ' and a.uid = b.uid
and get the count by:
$row=mysql_fetch_array(...); if ($row > 0) // is there a hit? ...