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why not use a database?
handling huge amounts of data is what they're for , right?
you could keep it cleaner by going relational - just a thought
when somebody enters a search, check the 'search terms' table... if it
does not already exist, insert it.
then, add a record to the 'searches run' table, with the ID of the term
and the date, whatever other info you want.
a simple query can pull all terms and a count of searches run for that
term's ID, or a list of dates, whatever... i think that's how I'd
approach it, if nothing better turns up...
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We use a database to do that.
This is exactly what databases are for.
I admit it gets cumbersome if you don't know how to develop a good database.
Do you think the big search engines accomplish all they do without databases?
ok guys thanks for the replies. Just wanted to throw it out there.
Database it is with an incremental count.
"tclaremont" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> This is exactly what databases are for.
> I admit it gets cumbersome if you don't know how to develop a good
> Do you think the big search engines accomplish all they do without