On May 11, 2009, at 7:05 AM, Bruno Adami wrote:
> How would I insert/get an array of integers to/from the database?
> What data type should I use to do it in my table?
While there are ways to store an array in a relational database as a
single unit, it's almost always the wrong thing to do.
What you should use instead is a separate table, keyed to the first
Then, when you have a foo table row, you can get the associated bar
array with something like this:
query << "SELECT some_int FROM bar WHERE foo_id = " <<
This really is elementary. It's called normalization, and is covered
in any decent book on database design, along with the reasons why this
structure makes more sense in a relational database than the way you'd
do it in C++. Please read up on the topic before opening more threads
on database design. This wheel is already invented.