This may seem dumb but yeah i want a efficient way to do this. Am using php right now and guy it's slow.

Any pointers please.

Cheers.

Anytime I must place massive levels of data, I use "LOAD DATA INFILE":

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/load-data.html

The bottleneck may be the indexing from the data. I would suggest crippling indexing just before running the burden data infile after which enabling it after.

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One factor to test is removing any indexes before you decide to perform the place. After you have placed everything produce the indexes again.

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