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Re: What does the Indexing actually do?

On Thu, 4 Jan 2001, Matthew Hoskins wrote:

> This question may be more esoterical than practical...
> I am running a directory with 50000 entries and do multiple searches on the
> uid attribute.  Needless to say, without the indexing the search took
> incredibly long!  I indexed the uid attribute and the searches went from 2 -
> 3 minutes to less than a second!  My question really is -- What exactly does
> the indexing do?  I know it creates a seperate file with just the index
> information, but -- what is in that file that allows for such dramatic
> increases in performance?

This is basic database knowledge. I suggest you take a book about
databases and see what indeing does to databases.


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