Re: Mapping arbitrary number of attributes to DB

From: paul c <toledobythesea_at_dbms.yuc>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 01:57:44 GMT
Message-ID: <swz%g.187462$5R2.57713_at_pd7urf3no>

J M Davitt wrote:

> Joshua J. Kugler wrote:

>> David Cressey wrote:
>>> PMFJI.
>>> Now that I see what you are up against, I have a better handle on
>>> why you
>>> are perplexed.
>>> If I can generalize a little bit from what you've written here, you
>>> want
>>> a
>>> data model that will be impervious to changing information requirements.
>> Actually, I just want a data model that can have a flexible number of
>> attributes since various stations will have a flexible number of
>> attributes. :)
>> But I do understand the impossibility of preparing for every
>> eventuality. I
>> just want to be prepared for an eventuality I know will happen.
>> j
> [I'm not recommending this, but...]
> I'm surprised that the entity-attribute-value design
> hasn't been mentioned yet.

I thought the majority here were trying to not mention it.

p Received on Wed Oct 25 2006 - 03:57:44 CEST

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