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Thread: Database design problem
Apr 16, 2001, 12:41 #1
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I am wondering if someone can offer my a suggestion for my database design.
I am trying to build a script that allows the admin to set up custom fields.
For example, i want to have a user table with as standard
but then in admin i want the admin to be able to add any field they want. So they could then go and add:
etc... (and also remove them).
I will then make the script build add.php forms based on the fieldnames in the table, all no problem.
what i also want is to be able to assign some "settings" to those custom fieldnames. "Required" is an obvious one as is "user_editable" (so that the admin can set a record which a user can't change).
Thing is, as far as the database design goes i have no clue how to do this.
A thought was having a table like
FieldID required user_editable
sort of thing, but how can i link up "fieldid" with the field from user? Is this even possible?
would be real grateful for suggestions to my little problem!