Best practice question in the event a user selects multiple itmes from a category lis
I wrote a small script that basically displays 20 to 30 categories on a page which a user has the option toeither select one or multiple items from the list. For the sack of argument the user selected the following items from the list:
Table-> tbl_category : ‘Green car’, ‘truck’, ‘Van’, ‘minivan’,’ laptop’, ‘iPhone’, ‘great value mixed nuts 80% peanuts’, ‘cup’
Tables I have:
What is the best practice in terms of saving the multiple selection:
1.Do I create a field in tbl_user and save the selection or selections into that one field?
2. Create a separate tbl_saveCategoreySelection and save them as individual records and link it to tbl_user?
At the same time the saved category list will need to be searchable.
Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.