Subject Re: [firebird-php] SELECT STAR
Author Helen Borrie
At 01:39 PM 13/12/2004 -0800, you wrote:

>Thanks for the answer.
>I realize that the speed differences between the two types
>of query will not be huge (they may add up for multiple

No has to query the system tables during prepare time,
anyway, to get the attributes and to check that fieldnames exist.

>But is there a difference in the workings of query
>optimiser between the two types of query? Does the engine
>have to work harder for "*" than for named fields?