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Mysql: creating a link to your glossary while fetching text for a webpage
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This MySql function will generate a link to your glossary when you are fetching text for a web page. All code is provided in a zip file.

MySql Lorum Ipsum generator
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A short MySql function to generate a Lorum Ipsum text. You can download the code in the zip file below.

Howto generate meaningful test data using a MySQL function
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You can use this MySQL function to generate names, (e-mail)addresses, phone numbers, urls, bit values, colors, IP address, etc.. As usual, the code is provided in a zip and the code is fully documented.

MySql: cleaning user input before storing the data
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This article describes a single MySql function to sanitize strings. The provided options are:

  • replace multiple spaces to a single space
  • remove Unix and Windows linebreaks and replace them with a space
  • remove tabs and replace them for a single space
  • remove multiple backslashes
  • completely remove htmlentities (&)
  • replace htmlentities with the corresponding character
  • remove all HTML tags
Custom auto increment values
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The auto_increment for MySQL fields are very useful but what about if I need a custom auto-increment like a custom format like 001-000033,


To make it possible we have an option based on past article MySQL Sequences:

  1. Create the table to store the current sequence values:

    CREATE TABLE _sequence
        seq_name VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY,
        seq_group VARCHAR(10) NOT NULL,
        seq_val INT UNSIGNED NOT NULL
  2. Create a …

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implementing table quotas in MySQL
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I have just seen Limiting table disk quota in MySQL by Shlomi Noach, and I could not resist.
You can actually implement a disk quota using an updatable view with the CHECK OPTION.
Instead of giving the user access to the table, you give access to the view (at least for inserting, see the caveat at the end), and you will get a genuine MySQL error when the limit is reached.

drop table if exists logs;
create table logs (t …

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Pitfalls of monitoring MySQL table activity with stored routines
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A friend of mine needed a quick method to monitor a table that was frequently updated. There were several procedures writing to the table several times per second. He needed a quick way of determining how many updates per second the table was getting.
The table has only one row, which includes a counter that is increased at each operation. Therefore, the simple plan was:
  1. Let's get the counter from the table;

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memcached Functions for Drizzle now in main tree!
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What a great day! I see that the drizzle team has merged in my (and Padraig O'Sullivan's) memcached Functions for Drizzle (UDFs). I'm really glad to have this in drizzle now as it adds a means of interacting with memcached from within Drizzle. I have most functions from the MySQL branch implemented now as well. I'm extremely grateful to Padraig O'Sullivan for getting this project off the ground. I was a bit stuck with the new API and C++ when I first attempted these and he designed the class setup and had the major functions working which I then picked up and added more functions as well as tests. I was also glad to have the drizzle team add in my sleep() UDF which allowed me to test …

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