[ic] Rolling big tables (mysql)

Grant emailgrant at gmail.com
Wed May 23 13:38:53 EDT 2007

> > I do keep a separate table of robot UAs and match traffic rows to them
> > with op=eq to populate another table with robot IPs and non-robot IPs
> > for the day to speed up the report.  Don't you think it would be
> > slower to match/no-match each IC request to a known robot UA and write
> > to the traffic table based on that, instead of unconditionally writing
> > all requests to the traffic table?  If not, excluding the robot
> > requests from the traffic table would mean a lot less processing for
> > the report and a lot fewer records for the traffic table.
> >
> Perhaps you should create a column called "spider" in the traffic table
> and save a true or false value depending upon the [data session spider]
> value.  You can then generate reports "WHERE spider = 0", for ordinary
> users, or "WHERE spider = 1" for robots etc.  An index on the spider column
> would be nice, of course.

I let this roll around in my head for quite a while and I ended up
writing the IC page accesses to my traffic table based on [data
session spider] like you suggested.  This should mean a much smaller
traffic table and less processing when running a report on it.  We'll
see how much time it buys me before running the report takes too long
again.  I also need to set up indexes.

Thanks a lot for your help.

- Grant

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