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which function is better YEAR(col) or SUBSTR() (performance)

 
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jajularamesh
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:57 am    Post subject: which function is better YEAR(col) or SUBSTR() (performance)
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which function is better YEAR(col) or SUBSTR() performance wise.Actually both are functions so performance will go down.i am using these these functions repeatedly so i wanted to make sure which is better of the two functins.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:17 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Jajularamesh ,

Both the function are for different purpose.
Year() : to find out year of passed given date
Substr():Gives substring of passed string
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:40 am    Post subject: Re: which function is better YEAR(col) or SUBSTR() (performa
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My cards are on SUBSTR... as we would pass specifically which characters to pick out... Wild guess though...
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