Soliciting Customized Table

My database tables work, so I must be doing something right.

However, I’ve never been able to get a handle on all the fine points, from choosing the correct kind of table, to choosing the right kind to table columns, the right syntax (Latin vs Swedish or whatever), indexes, etc.

I would like to give one of my tables to a database professional and ask them how they would design, modify and improve it. If I did this with three or four tables, it would really help me wrap my head around this stuff.

Do you know of some website where I can find people who can do this kind of thing and about how much it would cost?

I use PHP and MySQL on a Mac. Unfortunately, everything kind of blew up due to something I haven’t been able to diagnose. But I’m going to upgrade to the latest operating system (fresh install), which should fix everything.


Feel free to post a few SHOW CREATE TABLE outputs here, we’d be happy to take a look.

Preferably with some detailed information as to what table stores what information and how they are related.

Thanks, I’ll do that. Might be a few days, though. I just upgraded to a new OS, and I’m having some even bigger problems. :wink:

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