On 24/01/2008, Andreas <maps(dot)on(at)gmx(dot)net> wrote:
> Andrej Ricnik-Bay wrote:
> > On 23/01/2008, Andreas <maps(dot)on(at)gmx(dot)net> wrote:
> >> My view should look like this:
> >> id, name, addons
> >> ...
> >> 11, 'Salami', 'Cheese, Salami'
> >> 42, 'Fire', 'Cheese, Onion, Salami, Extra hot chilies'
> >> ...
> > Looks primarily like a normalisation problem to me. I'd be
> > going for a pizzaname-table, an ingredient-table and a pizza-table
> > that combines these m:n and then worry about the view ...
> The pizza-table was a rather simplified example.
> The real table is a questinnaire that has a number of single fields and
> some distinct groups of booleans.
> For easy reading some of those boolean-groups should be rolled into one
> text field each but additionally every boolean should still appear as
> single column, too.
> It wasn't my idea. I just do the dirty work. ;)
> Further normalisation would run me into crosstab issues and this is also
> a white spot for me.
> Could you give me a sketch how a good design would represent such a
> I understand the m:n approach.
> My problem would rather be how to get a big view out of this m:n design.
I think that Andreas' response to Philips question in
should get you started on the concatenation .... as for the design:
what is the cross-tab problem you'd see?
> The current design also is ambiguous in the aspect that the frontend-app
> just knows boolean as Yes/No so TRUE=Yes but FALSE could be No as well
> as Unknown.
That sounds dangerously stupid :}
Please don't top post, and don't use HTML e-Mail :} Make your quotes concise.
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