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Re: Database structure question
Posted by: Bill Karwin
Date: April 17, 2006 10:54AM

It won't necessarily lead to slow database operations, but it'll drive you crazy as you try to write and debug code. What happens if you add a column to the user table? You have to alter 1000 tables, and recode the routine that creates new users, etc.

There's runtime efficiency and there's software development efficiency (productivity). Both are worthwhile goals, and need to be done in a good balance.

I would recommend combining the user tables into one, immediately.

Regards,
Bill K.

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