Peter Brawley wrote:
> If I understand you correctly, you propose to encode user and group info
> as table names. That's a mistake. To use an RDBMS like MySQL
> effectively, you want to encode your information as rows of data in
> tables whose names and structures do not vary.
Thank you for your comments. Would this design be better?
( assume that one of the group names will be 'Group_A' )
# of user columns
Column 1 Data
Column 2 Data
Column N Data
I am still encoding group info into a table name, but I am unsure of how
to avoid this and not have a table with a lot of wasted space.
> May I suggest you read
> some of the tutorials listed at
> http://www.artfulsoftware.com/dbresources.html, and/or read
Thank you for the pointers.
Unfortunately, http://www.artfulsoftware.com/dbresources.html seems to
have a couple of broken links (Codd's Rules)...any idea where this
information can be found?
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