My requirement is as follows: App with internationalization and mobile v/s desktop app text support. So, I have came up with below columns in the table which I will certainly need:
"CODE" VARCHAR2(30 BYTE) NOT NULL ENABLE, //Unique identifier "TEXT_EN" VARCHAR2(1000 BYTE), //EN text for desktop version of app "TEXT_FR" VARCHAR2(1000 BYTE), //FR text for desktop version of app "TEXT_EN_SHORT" VARCHAR2(500 BYTE), //EN text for mobile version of app "TEXT_FR_SHORT" VARCHAR2(500 BYTE), //FR text for mobile version of app
Now, as per the device type and language I will fetch data from appropriate column, I am clear in this part.
Confusion: I will have several drop downs in the app like country, province, medicine names etc. So, should
- I have one more field in the same table
"FIELD_TYPE"which will identify whether this particular row is country or province etc. So, to fetch all country details my query will have
FIELD_TYPE = "Countries"
- Or I should have different table for each - country, province, medicine names etc.
Which is more space efficient and query performance efficient and WHY?
Here is the related question posted by myself and kept is separate to isolate the concern, but you may choose to post your overall answer in either question.
I know the probable choice in each case, but I want to weigh and understand the pros and cons in each case, and why I should choose one and not other!
It is discussed here but for same w.r.t entities.