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Ensuring that 1 row has 5 specific records referencing it

Context: a TEST has many CASEs. Typical. However, the catch is that a TEST instance must have exactly 5 instances of CASE (1 to 5). I could do something like this: create table TEST ( ID ...
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Friendship and Messages in a MySQL table relational schema problem (concerning big data manipulation)

Before you start suggesting this question for duplicate read it, I have searched and i haven't found any proper solution. So, i'm building a social networking site (I know that you are laughing ...
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What's the best design for a logical structure that contains different properties of various types for different entity categories? (MySQL or NoSQL)

I'm designing a MySQL database that needs to contain a list of products. Those products, based on their category, will need to have a list of various properties. Let's say all products in category ...
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MySQL DB structure with Main category and several nested sub categories

I am looking to create a set of fields on my webpage identical to what eBay uses on their category selection page when you are selling something. For my purposes I am doing motorcycles, power sports, ...
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How should I restructure a table that contains multiple columns that contain similar, but not same data?

I currently inherited an InnoDB table that describes a product. In the table there are a few columns that describe the maximum height at which the product may be mounted. These are the columns: ...
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Are duplicates ever acceptable in a database

A warehouse system I am working on allows inwards consignments [type = 0] and outwards consignments [type = 1]. The user selects multiple products for each consignment and then multiple warehouse ...
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How to handle “or” possibilities in MongoDB

I'm new to MongoDB and by no means an expert in DB design in general. This feels like a really basic question that's probably been answered a million times, but I'm having a surprisingly hard time ...
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Db design for a quiz with variable number of answer choices, and each worth different score in a different category?

I'm working on a question/answer project and having a hard time coming up with a suitable database structure. Each question can have from 1 - "n" answers, and each answer is associated with one of ...
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Under what conditions are polymorphic associations used? What are the alternatives?

As I understand it, polymorphic relationships among tables in a database allow one table to have one foreign key that references many tables. I have found that tags are a common application of this ...