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Re: InstantDB: Unusually large table


Gerry

This can happen sometimes to heavily updating tables. Especially if all rows
in a table update at once. Unfortunately, there's no simple table compacting
tool yet in InstantDB. You have to export/drop/create/import to get rid of
all the empty space. Something like:

set export "tmp.cvs" csvdelimited;
select * from tmp;
set export "null";

drop table tmp;
create table tmp (id int);
import "tmp" from "tmp.cvs";

You might be able to reduce the future growth of the table by setting
searchDeletes=1 in the database .prp file. Have a look at
http://instantdb.enhydra.org/software/documentation/props.html for more
info.

Regards

Pete

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Peter Hearty                         peter.hearty@lutris.com
Lutris Technologies (UK)        http://www.lutris.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerry Myers" <gerry@mail.azhsv.com>
To: <instantdb@enhydra.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 11:08 AM
Subject: InstantDB: Unusually large table


> I have a table that is over 10 MB but only has 11 columns and only
> about 20 rows.  The columns are a combination of varchar, int, and
> timedate.  All the varchar strings are short.  Any ideas why the
> table would be so large and how I can shrink it?
>
> Also, are there InstantDB SQL commands for getting the database
> and table structures similar to SHOW TABLES and DESCRIBE
> used by MySQL.
>
> Thanks, Gerry
>
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