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Best practice - variable number of fields
Posted by: Vlad Gotlib
Date: July 03, 2009 08:45AM

Hello,

I am recording user's hobbies. I have a reference table with the unique hobbies. In my "UserHobbies" table I need to associate each user with his list of hobbies. Should I have separate integer fields to record their hobbies, like "Hobby1", "Hobby2" etc (let's say up to 10, leaving extra unused ones blank), or should I have just one varchar field "Hobby" where I concatenate the hobbies separated by semicolons? Which is a best practice for such a necessity?

Much appreciated.

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