I would say providing a table to retain the users relevant details especially after
marking as deleted would be a logical choice
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> Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 18:49:07 +0200
> From: spaceoutlet@stripped
> To: mysql@stripped
> Subject: simple design choice
> 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
> Thank you,
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