[geeklog-devel] Re: GL2 Schema

Tony Bibbs tony at tonybibbs.com
Wed Jan 22 11:53:12 EST 2003

Did you hear that guys? An actual DB diagram ;-)



On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, Dwight Trumbower wrote:

> At 08:20 PM 1/21/2003 -0600, you wrote:
> >Dwight Trumbower wrote:
> >>Let's see if I understand the relationships.
> >>Items
> >>  has a User, Type, State and Category
> >
> >Items is a generic structure that abstracts the most common things that 
> >*all* modules will need.  So what you said makes sense.  *All* modules 
> >will have a record in this table as well as their own specific table. So , 
> >as you noted below, one article will have a record in the item table and 
> >the article table.  This may seem a bit counter intuitive with a 
> >one-to-one relationship but does it makes sense why I drew it up like this?
> I  call it a super set and sub set. Common way to design systems. Sometimes 
> you can get a way with adding everything in one table, especially if you 
> have two small sub sets. From a logical view you should split it out and 
> 9/10ths of the time your physical model will be split out too.
> If all goes well I should have the design done for all three platforms by 
> midnight tonight(CTZ). Barring no problems from paying clients, hockey and 
> borderline sick baby.
> I will post the schema to this list plus have links to it with a diagram.
> Dwight
> dwight at trumbower.com
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