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phpmyadmin - row count changes every time I "Browse" xf_post

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
This confused me when I was trying to confirm the number of post records following my import. Phpmyadmin keeps reporting different row counts for xf_post. And I noticed it is using a tilda (~) which indicates an approximation:

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But if I run this query it always returns the same number:

FROM xf_post
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My vB database doesn't do this. I am guessing it's related to the InnoDB table type in xenForo?

Another interesting thing is that not all tables do this. Only the large tables show approximate counts:

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