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SQL slow?

gorgar
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Hi,

I'm developing a database which contains aprox. 3500 records and each record contains the following fields:

   ID - int
   Artist, Song, Path - CString

I sort database by reopening it with SQL statement like one that follows:

SELECT * FROM Table1 ORDER BY Artist

The problem is - speed! It takes aprox. 20 seconds to complete this job. Could it be (a little) faster?


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In Design View of my database table in Access, General tab for artist field, 'Indexed' is set up to Yes (duplicates OK) .

It obviously doesn't do the job :(

Then, how do i make Artist column indexed?

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You should specify the column names you want to return rather than doing a select *.

Also, don't do an 'order by' that will slow it down as it has to select all the records and then do a sort. If you are adding the names into a listbox then let the listbox do the sorting for you.

Make the artist colum the primary key in the table or set a primary key like artist_no (if you are going to join to other tables).

What ODBC calls are you using?
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