> I'm looking at the possibility of implementing a photo gallery for my
> web site with a tree structure, something like:
You don't really want a tree structure, because one day you'll want to
put the same photo in two galleries. Suppose you take a very interesting
photo of celery during your trip to china, you might want to create a
'Trip to China' folder, and also a 'Celery' folder for your other celery
photos... well, if you don't like vegetables, it also works with people,
moods, geographic regions, themes, etc. You could define this structure :
You could then define tables describing themes, and/or keywords, link
photos with these themes and keywords, and define a folder as either being
a specific collection of photos, or as a collection of one or several
From a tree, it becomes a bit more like a graph.
Themes can also be organized and relationed together.
This opens the path to easy searching and cataloguing ; is not that much
more difficult to do, and in the end you'll have a much better system.
> How would I go about creating a view to show a) the number of photos in
> a gallery and b) the timestamp of the most recent addition for a
> gallery, so that it interrogates all sub-galleries?
If you're concerned about performance, you should do this in a
materialized view updated with triggers. If you can afford a seq scan on
every time, a few stored procs should do the trick.
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