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eCommerce vs Starter Database(s)

Thread began 8/04/2012 9:32 pm by elevy388997 | Last modified 8/06/2012 1:15 pm by elevy388997 | 1139 views | 3 replies

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eCommerce vs Starter Database(s)

How much overlap is there between these two "products"?

For reference
eCommerce Databse - ecommerce-database/

Database Starter Kit PHP - database-for-php/


I see a lot of similarities but also some differences that I was wondering why they weren't in the Free eCommerce Database whether we want to use them or not. It would be nice to just download a DB where we didn't have to add Columns for:

Company Name (userCompany)
Username (to login with something other than an email address)
userLevel (to allow certain permissions based on level)
productType (for physical or digital)


productImage 2/3/4 (for additional product images)
productThumb 2/3/4 (for the respective thumbnails)
productImageAltText 2/3/4 (for respective alternative text)
productHits (to track product views)
UserUnique (track unique/new users per day)

Please correct me if they are included somewhere and I missed it. I am still very much new to databases.

Now looking at the Free Starter Kit Database the Physical Goods database has a "visitors" table (which I believe is the "users" table) but it has both Billable and nonBillable options such as VisitorFirstName and VisitorBillName. Then it has a States_Provinces table that the eCommerce database does not.


The digital goods database has an itemDownload (store file name) and detailDownload (number of times downloaded per order) column.

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It seems like these items should be the norm in a database. How should I successful implement these (along with the event_registration database) into the eCommerce DB??

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