troubleshooting Question

comma separated values or separate table

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DatabasesWeb DevelopmentMicrosoft SQL Server 2005
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we have 2 tables; product and accessories; a product can have multiple accessories.

which approach is faster & better

a. store the accessories id as a comma separated value in the product table
b. create a separate table and store the relationship
    b. 1  table columns:  product_id,accessories_id   (composite primary key)
    b.2   table columns: id (primary key),product_id,accessories_id



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