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From:Rob Wultsch Date:October 3 2008 4:58pm
Subject:Re: simple design choice
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On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 9:49 AM, Alex K <spaceoutlet@stripped> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have a table of a 1 million users. I want to add a flag called
> delete if a user wants to delete his account. Note that this situation
> does not happen a lot.
>
> 1) Should I alter my users table and add a delete flag to the users table.
>>> it's easy to update however it uses a lot of unnecessary space.
>
> 2) Should I create a new table user_id, flag already prefilled with
> all user_ids.
>
> 3) Should I create a new table called deleted_users that has a user_id
> if this user wants to be deleted.
>>> it's hassle to update but takes into consideration the spareness of the
> data.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Alex

#1 Define uses a lot of unnecessary space. I would imagine it would
add not much more than 1 MB to the size of db, depending on column
choice. A decent choice I think.

#2 Yuck.

#3 A compact and clean solution.


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Rob Wultsch
wultsch@stripped
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