The Road to 2.18 - Customfields

Christopher Hicks chicks at
Fri Mar 12 17:36:35 UTC 2004

On Fri, 12 Mar 2004, David Miller wrote:

> But the performance on queries is going to suck badly once you try to
> get querying working on custom fields, because of all the extra table
> joins you need in order to match the fields.

The only reason those extra table joins would be happening is if you were 
querying on a custom field and in that case there would only be one extra 
join per field queried.  That seems a pretty small price to pay.  
Presumably most of the time people are going to be querying on the 
non-custom fields anyway which won't be any worse than it is now.


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