close ad
Databridge V2 with MySQLi support IS Now Available!
open ad
View Menu

Technical Support Forums

Free, outstanding support from WebAssist and your colleagues

messaging system

Thread began 2/12/2013 6:11 am by Christopher West | Last modified 2/12/2013 11:24 am by Christopher West | 356 views | 3 replies

Christopher WestCommunity Expert

messaging system

Hi. I want to create a relatively simple messaging system for the website im doing so that customers can message the website owner and vice versa. However what would be the logical approach in regard to setting up the database tables so that a customer would sent the website owner then they both reply to that message thread. but then if the customer choses to start a new message to the website owner then any replies to that message are kept seperate to any other message threads.

current i have one table:
MessageID (int)
MessageThreadID (int)
MessageUserFromID (int)
MessageUserToID (int)
MessageViewed (tinyint)
MessageSent (datetime)
MessageRead (datetime)
MessageContent (text)
MessageAttachment (varchar)

My brain has gone fuzzy and sometimes I over complicate things...Could I set up a system as described above just using one database table so that the above table is initially used to create a NEW message then any replies uses the same table, but I would then store the MessageID in the MessageThreadID of the second, third, forth.. record and filter that way?


Build websites with a little help from your friends

Your friends over here at WebAssist! These Dreamweaver extensions will assist you in building unlimited, custom websites.

Build websites from already-built web applications

These out-of-the-box solutions provide you proven, tested applications that can be up and running now.  Build a store, a gallery, or a web-based email solution.

Want your website pre-built and hosted?

Close Windowclose

Rate your experience or provide feedback on this page

Account or customer service questions?
Please user our contact form.

Need technical support?
Please visit support to ask a question





Ease of use


security code refresh image

We do not respond to comments submitted from this page directly, but we do read and analyze any feedback and will use it to help make your experience better in the future.

Close Windowclose

We were unable to retrieve the attached file

Close Windowclose

Attach and remove files

add attachmentAdd attachment
Close Windowclose

Enter the URL you would like to link to in your post

Close Windowclose

This is how you use right click RTF editing

Enable right click RTF editing option allows you to add html markup into your tutorial such as images, bulleted lists, files and more...

-- click to close --

Uploading file...