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I have the following SQL query.

function get_panel()
        $this->db->select('Object_ID, Object_Desc');
        $this->db->order_by('Primary_ID', 'random');
        $query = $this->db->get('panelbase');
        return $query->result_array();


Please ignore, I have found a solution. Apologies for a pointless thread.

El Forum


I think I read once that random order by is expensive compared to calculating the max row number, then using a php random function to pick a row #, and doing a lookup of that row.

El Forum

Okay, well I will google up on it. Thank you very much for the advice.