Just another quick question - following my initial question regarding the
best method to keep totals, I wondered if I should adopt a table to record
team league standings like based on each result like
Or should I try and display the league standings, based on the
fixtures/results table which contains fields like
On Sun, Sep 5, 2010 at 7:32 AM, Neil Tompkins
> Thanks for all the useful information. I'm going to ensure the relevant
> fields are indexed and our db is optimised.
> On 4 Sep 2010, at 16:10, Arthur Fuller <fuller.artful@stripped> wrote:
> 100% agreed.
>> The other exception is also where financial data is being stored. If you
>>> have, say, a database containing sales order records, then as well as
>>> storing the individual values of each item in each order, you also need
>>> store the total value of the order, the total price charged to the
>>> and the total paid by the customer. These three should, of course, be not
>>> only identical to each other but also to the sum of the individual items,
>>> there is not only duplication but the potential for skew. But that, of
>>> course, is precisely *why* you store them, as any discrepancy indicates
>>> error which needs to be investigated.