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What do these words mean 2

Thread began 2/06/2010 6:37 pm by DAOS | Last modified 2/06/2010 8:20 pm by Office Guy-172461 | 1640 views | 1 replies |


What do these words mean 2

I still don't know what many of the columns are for...

I really appreciate the database, but IF I can't figure out what a field is intended for, I probably won't use it. I'm sure there is an important purpose for each field, so I don't want to overlook or ignore anything, SO a description of some sort in the comments for each field would be so so so helpful.

As I read through the posts, I understand more and more, but I am still unclear on a few things:

UserVarificationCode ?
UserIP ?
OrderEmail ?
DetailName ?
DetailPrice ?
DetailSKU ?
(actually, what is the purpose of the order details table?)

Thanks for your help - I am so close to having all this fall into place.


By the way, wouldn't a VENDORS table make this database absolutely perfect?!?

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Office Guy-172461

This is the code that is sent to the user when verifying the email address.

This records the users IP address so you can block abusers (i.e. Spammers)

This the email address used when they place the order

This is the name of the product ordered

This is the price of the product ordered

This is the SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) number of the product ordered

This is the quantity of the product ordered

(actually, what is the purpose of the order details table?)

This is called Database normalization. The order is separated into two parts. The first part of the order contains information about the order itself, while the second part (Detail) has a record for each item ordered. This allows you to have unlimited numbers of items for each order without wasting space in the database.

See this article for more information:

Designing a Database

Yes the vendors table is strangely absent but you can easily add it to the database following the example of the User table.

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