Jump to content

Structure MySQL database with different media types such as movies, music and games


Recommended Posts

I have a question about how to solve it with a database I am working on.
The idea is to have different types of optical media, and I'm thinking a bit about how to solve it with the categories.

There will be two different levels in the categories, but the question is whether I should include the formats under, for example, the game category.
Having "ps4, ps5, wii" together with the game types / genre "platform games, action games" etc.?
(Same for movies that have the formats "vhs, dvd, blu-ray".)

Or is it better to have all the "formats" in a separate table?
And when is it really a "category" or a "type / format" thing?

I am grateful for all the feedback and suggestions.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That's, like, half of a description.

Sounds like you just want a list of different things - media types, consoles, whatever. A list. Right?
That's just a basic enum table: ID column, "value" column, then use the ID for foreign keys wherever you need them.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This thread is more than a year old. Please don't revive it unless you have something important to add.

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.