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Small db application for expense report

Posted on 2006-06-09
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I have to create a small db application for expense report. I have 2 tables for now: User and Expense Report

One of the attribute of an expense report is status (pending, approved, failed, etc..). My question is "should I create another table called statusTable?" or "should I just create a enumeration in the code for status"?

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Depending on what type of database system you're using, I'd use a TINYINT/Byte field (up to 255), this will be the easiest for coding it.

The only thing enumeration is good for is the ease of viewing the database in its raw table form, but since it is going to have a front-end, the code can just interpret a number, eg. 1=pending, 2=approved, 3=failed; and there is room for another 200+ values.

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My suggestion is that if your status values are fixed then you use coding

But if your status values are not fixed and you will want to Add or Removed status then you create another table

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