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Help with some code, please

Thread began 5/16/2012 4:33 pm by msummers194171 | Last modified 5/25/2012 1:30 pm by msummers194171 | 1050 views | 11 replies

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

this is a badly set up page and a badly set up database.

it looks like you are trying to store it looks like your select list is a multiple select list which would mean that projects are stored as a comma separated list to the database.

this is a bad practice. this is not the correct way to create a many to many relationship


your project categories should be in it;s own table:
categories:
categorieID - primary key
categoriesName - varchar

the categories table should be used to populate the list.

Should the category select list be a multiple select List? or should a project belong to only 1 category?

If the project should belong to only 1 category, then you can use a standard insert to the products table, and store the category ID.

if a project can belong to more than 1 category, then you are trying to create a many to many relationship, and will need a 3rd linking table:

projectcategories:
projectcategorieID - primary key
projectcategorieProjectID - relates to project.id
projectcategorieCategoryID - relates to categories.categorieID

and you will need to use the manage relational table behavior to assign the categories to projects.

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