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A raw text file search should be way faster, but it really depends on
how you're doing the search.
Ram Sundar wrote:
> I have a text file that contains all the meta data of documents and
> folders like name, created date, modified date, owner etc. I generate
> this text file everytime a user wants to search for the meta data
> through python. I have a web interface where the user can input the
> necessary parameters he/she wants to search for. But, this operation of
> reading the information from the text file is slow. It becomes extremely
> slow, if there is quite a lot of information to go through, naturally.
> Now, I was thinking that I can store the meta data as an XML file
> instead and use the XPATH option available in python to retrieve the
> necessary information.
> Do you guys think that storing the data in an XML file and using the
> XPATH search will be faster than the text file search?
> Thanks for you input in advance,