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From:BobSharp Date:September 6 2009 3:09pm
Subject:Re: Database design - help
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Again,  please forgive my total ignorance.

My ERD shows that the web links (URL table) are connected,  via the 
sub-categories (SubCat table),
to the main categories (Categories table).      Is this correct for what I 
am trying to achieve ?
Or should I also link the URL table to the Categories table ?

Have been trying to create the ER Diagram with  "MySQL Workbench",
and getting very frustrated.
So far I have this ....


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Martin Gainty
  To: bobsharp@stripped ; mysql@stripped
  Cc: john.l.meyer@stripped
  Sent: Friday, September 04, 2009 6:09 PM
  Subject: RE: Database design - help

  > given the following table layouts

> URLs:> URL_ID (primary key for URL)> URL_TEXT>> URL_CATEGORY> URL_ID 
> (key which points to URL.URL_ID)> CATEGORY_ID  (key which points to 
> CATEGORY> CATEGORY_ID (primary Key for Category)> CATEGORY_TEXT>>
> SUBCAT_ID    (concatenated key for SubCat)> CATEGORY_ID  (concatenated key 
> for Subcat)> SUBCAT_TEXT>so the diagram would look something like like 
> URL_CATEGORY Table             (URL Table)   (CATEGORY TABLE) 
> URL_ID            1--------->1 URL.URL_ID 
> 1                             ↓

  this is labour-intensive work that every DBA must perform to create a 
  Martin Gainty

  > From: bobsharp@stripped
  > To: mysql@stripped
  > CC: john.l.meyer@stripped
  > Subject: Re: Database design - help
  > Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 16:24:22 +0100
  > Hi
  > Thanks for all the responses. However I am still stuck for a MySQL db I
  > can create
  > and code in PHP. Attached is a brief example of data to be used.
  > One problem I have is with providing a listing that includes ...
  > WTBC (Category without SubCats) and the 3 Zones (also, Cats without
  > SubCats ??? )
  > (This is for a complete WTBC listing, in practice it may list depending 
  > selected Zone)
  > The example Schema is interesting, but is there another way of storing 
  > links
  > in one table and join them to Category and SubCat tables ?
  > An example of the ER Diagram would also be helpful to me.
  > cheers

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