[geeklog-devel] Re: GL2 Schema

Dwight Trumbower dwight at trumbower.com
Tue Jan 21 09:54:02 EST 2003

At 11:23 PM 1/20/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>It's funny how this works.  I've always been accustom (at work, anyway) to 
>using singlar tables names.  I'm flexible.  Just choose one...I don't 
>think any of use cares much ;-)
>Well, keep this in mind.  We do allow the user to specify a table prefix 
>during installation.  Right now we default this to gl_ in config.php so 
>this can change.  I would say to definitely configure the A&A tables with 
>a AA_ prefix and let the user specify the GL prefix.  I say this because 
>some users on ISP's have to jam a bunch of apps in one database (or pay 
>for a new DB).  This helps them allow Geeklog to live in their database 
>with other apps.
>Agreed on using meaningful column names.  You know if you spent a little 
>time googling you could probalby find a DB standard doc we could modify to 
>suit us.  This is important especially for module developers as we will 
>want to comply with our database stuff as well.  Just a thought...

I did that again last night and I still get the same results. Everyone has 
there own opinions. I tend to follow the works of Joe Celko (SQL Guru), 
with my own changes.

Right now I'm trying a few applications to make the conversion of all three 
dbs easier. Unfortunately there are not many db design tools that support 
mysql, postgresql and sql server.  The ones I have found, I'm not 
impressed. It might be back to good old manual way.

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