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How to model mappings at various levels

I'm trying to design the database model for my application and I'm finding it difficult to design the mappings for user access to various entities stored in the database. If access was only ...
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117 views

Inserting data into multiple tables

For my system, students are required to create a user account by completing a registration form (personal, contact and course details; also username and password). I need to collect registration data ...
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142 views

Database instance and database

I did some research and finally came to this conclusion: Database instance = processes + memory Database = (physical) log files + control files + data files. Is this understanding correct? ...
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54 views

Is array serialization always bad idea?

I'm making form-generating app in php. I have Widget table with type_id (html input) field, and I would like to add options field, like width/height, step, range, etc. Different widgets do have ...
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How would I model the Twitter lists functionality?

I'm working on an application which would mimic the Twitter Lists functionality in which someone can follow someone else. Each user can also create objects which can be followed by users. The Twitter ...
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Airport Database Design guidance required

I am trying to make a generic database for airport management and DBMS would be oracle 11g xe. Since, i am amateur and still learning so i have tried to kept the problem statement simple with limited ...
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Efficient way to fetch/update X records in a loop

What I need is a simple process that handles requests. I have setup a simple table as follows: CREATE TABLE Requests ( id INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY, request_param VARCHAR(250) ...
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106 views

Help With MySQL Computed Columns/Auto Updating Field Based On Average

I am currently building a social network type application on-top of MySQL and have run into a problem I can't wrap my head around. In my web application each user has a field called "weight" and this ...
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72 views

Digital content eCommerce schema advice? [closed]

I don't have much experience designing databases, I'm looking for some advice on my design from more seasoned designers/developers. I'm developing a digital content eCommerce store which will be ...
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Denormalize Design Modification

Our DBA is on medical leave, I am just a developer trying to do my part. Initially, the bean counters were going to use quickbooks. However, after seeing how much time they could save with custom ...
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Design concerns for using 3x bit or one char(1) or one integer in table for holding status of item

I need to extend my existing table with status column. I am in doubt how to do that in most appropriate way regarding of future use of that status and performances of existing table. My table is ...
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1answer
104 views

Whether or not to create separate tables

I am working on a project, where I need to store the information related to A and B, the A and B both have identical columns.There might be thousands of As and Bs. Should I use "type" column to ...
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Public Database for Mobile Application

What are the proper steps to hosting a public database. Currently I a building a mobile application with Adobe Flash Builder. I have used Microsoft SQL Server, My SQL as well as WAMP Server. All of ...
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593 views

barcode inventory design - transaction or master?

I am building a inventory software for mobile phone retailers. There are several things confuse me. Ok, we have: Product Product Attributes Barcode Stock In Batch (Purchases/Return, etc) Stock Out ...
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Help me to better design my query so I can gain more performance

I need to find so called first entry in database for items regarding their partners. I wrote query and it is giving me correct results but it sucks with performances. I suspect that I have missed ...
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2answers
753 views

Database normalization: Describing trait - foreign key to table, or varchar field with value?

My colleagues and I are having a discussion about the normalization of descriptive traits in the database, such as "status" or "type". Let's call the central table of the discussion "Order". In my ...
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1answer
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Separate Schemas by Industry or by Application functionality?

I currently have a small retail/Point of Sale and an Education application running as on-premise custom solutions for different customers. I am planning to rewrite the app and host as a SaaS/web ...
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How could I handle heavy load and consistency for product inventory in online retailers? [closed]

I have posted that question on Stackoverflow and they suggest me to repost my question here, as it would more likely to get help from a DB community (regarding this issue). Hope you guys don't mind. ...
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Questions about Database Design for a Web Application

Consider a web application with 100,000 users. Each user can create blog posts. Assume each user has 100 entries. Would it be appropriate to store all the users in one table, with another table to ...