[wp-hackers] DB Queries--which way to go?

Brad Fults bfults at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 18:40:47 GMT 2005

I would go with option (1). Out of curiosity, what were your concerns
with that method?

Brad Fults

On 7/10/05, Elliott Bäck <ecb29 at cornell.edu> wrote:
> I've currently got two options for db access with a plugin I'm writing,
> and would like an opinion on which one is better:
> 1)  get the applicable row, update if exists, insert if not
> 2)  insert blindly, schedule a "cleanup" thread to consolidate duplicates
> Another option is something like oracle's MERGE function, where I can
> check a condition and then base my query off subqueries if it exists to
> update the row or else insert, but I don't think MYSQL can do that...
> --
> Thanks,
> Elliott C. Bäck
> 607-229-0623
> http://elliottback.com
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