Solved

Trying to get some database advise for linking tables or a better method

Posted on 2011-03-03
4
210 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
If you goto http://realitguy.com/helpdesk
username and password is: admin

Click customers, then select michael scofield (or anyone).
It take you to a page that shows all the details about that particular customer. The table that the data is pulled from is called "customers".

Now I want to add some items to these customers. Lets say the customer has 10 trucks. I want to be able to display that this customer has 10 trucks on the customer details page. Some customers may have more than 10 and some may  5 trucks and 5 cars.

So to create this feature, I think I will have to create another form, and a new table called "assets". How do I link my customers with the assets table? Do I create a a field in assets called "cust_id" and insert the customer's id in that field? or is there a better method?
0
Comment
Question by:cnl83
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Jason C. Levine earned 500 total points
ID: 35033848
>> Do I create a a field in assets called "cust_id" and insert the customer's id in that field?

Yes.  The second table will have an auto-incrementing primary key and the second field as you have it above.

That will allow you to create a one-to-many relationship between your customers table and your assets table and also use the same value (the customer ID) to pull all of the information about a client.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cnl83
ID: 35037156
Ok, I will create the form and report back.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:cnl83
ID: 35039217
Thanks for all your help. This worked perfectly. Once I created that field to capture the customer id, it was easy. Dreamweaver's wizard makes this clean and easy.
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 35039255
Excellent.  DW helps you get started but you will quickly reach the limit of the built in behaviors.  Once you start coming up with applications that the built in stuff can't handle, you will either need to learn a bit of php so you can hand code stuff or you buy extensions for Dreamweaver to handle the more advanced stuff with wizards.  
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction Since I wrote the original article about Handling Date and Time in PHP and MySQL (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/201/Handling-Date-and-Time-in-PHP-and-MySQL.html) several years ago, it seemed like now was a good time to updat…
This article discusses four methods for overlaying images in a container on a web page
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.
The viewer will learn how to create and use a small PHP class to apply a watermark to an image. This video shows the viewer the setup for the PHP watermark as well as important coding language. Continue to Part 2 to learn the core code used in creat…

932 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now