Thoughts on setting this up?
Posted 28 March 2006 - 10:18 PM
Having a few issues trying to work out the best way to set this db up.
I am still fairly new to it all so maybe I am trying to analyze this too hard...you know, can't see the forest for the trees etc.
General Product Data
Product Name - varchar
Height - varchar
Width - varchar
Small Image - varchar
Large Image - varchar
White - boolean (yes/no option only)
Custom - boolean
Anodised - boolean
Clear Reeded - boolean
Opal - boolean
Aluminium Louvre - boolean
Low Brightness Louvre - boolean
90 degree - boolean
45 degree - boolean
X Bend - boolean
T Bend - boolean
Custom Angled Bend - boolean
My initial plan was to stick it all into a massive table and enter in every product feature and hard code it to the page but then if the customer comes up with a new feature for a product I have to go back and add another field to the table and edit the page and queries etc. There's got to be a better way.
My first thought was to have a product table with the basic info and then another table with the feature in it, then I could reference each item according to it's ID in a third table.
If anyone has any ideas that could prod me along in the right direction it would be most appreciated.
Posted 28 March 2006 - 11:05 PM
Posted 28 March 2006 - 11:11 PM
You're already heading in the right direction. It can become as complex as you allow it to become. Just be sure to stop somewhere so your software doesn't become vaporware.
Yeah since my first post I have been playing with it a bit. Slowly sarting to get somewhere. Got a new requirement that is giving me a headache...time will tell!
Thanks for the reply.
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