[thelist] Architecture for arbitrary data management

Joe Flintham list at menticulture.com
Mon Mar 3 05:34:38 CST 2008

Nan Harbison wrote:
> Does the client have an idea of how many entries will be made in this db in
> say, a year? If it is not out of control, you populate lists from tables
> already created and let the user choose whether to add their entry to an
> existing table, or create a new one.
> Nan 

thanks Nan, I think I have to assume that the number of entries and 
constituent items will be potentially endless, or I'll be hacking it to 
pieces in a year or so when users complain it is grinding to a halt!

I think I've come up with an architectural compromise based on 
everyone's help, so thanks all...


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