Re: Storing multiple items in one MySQL field?
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Yeah, I was being somewhat facetious about the colors of a shirt. :)I agree on the items and attributes drill-down before implementation though.
There will be more than T-Shirts. Watches, book-covers, etc, etc.So I need to find a general logic to cover the items and attributes of each item?
And this will make it scalable? Best, On Jan 11, 2012, at 4:39 PM, tamouse mailing lists wrote:
I am thinking of limiting the colors to 10 for now (after all there are onlyso many ways to die a shirt. =)Oh, please. There are lots more than 10 dyes in the world. Take a look at a women's clothing catalog sometime or other... Just look at this one t-shirt item alone: http://store.americanapparel.net/2102.html Individual item characteristics are going to be a lot different than categories. You'll need expandable attributes for all kinds of things. Colour is the obvious one here. Also: Size: not everything comes in S, M, L, or is measured in that way. If this is for an apparel store that sells a variety of different items, you'll need to solve this generally across a whole lot of different types of clothing. I'd really suggest you do a deep analysis of the different types of items that are going to be sold, the attributes of each one, and figure out how to best represent that breadth and depth.
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