help with a DB schema..

Hi, I am building a calendar application in PHP with a Mysql db. I have got the front end to work ( attached is the jpeg image). This calendar schedule is for each one of my patients. A patient may have 1 to  6 visits per week over  period of 60 days ( that is the reason the calendar has a 60 day view ). The max number of visits can be upto 3 times per day. Can someone suggest a schema I can use to build this calendar. I have another table that has all the patient details and each patient has a unique ID. Thank you for the help.

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Scott MadeiraCommented:
I think you need the following fields in your calendar table:

visitID - int, primary Key
patientID - int

description varchar(50) // If you want the ability to have different kinds of appointments.
OR
descriptionID (int) // If you want to have a defined selection of appointment types chosen from a drop-down  You would
                              // have a separate description table

startDate  - datetime
endDate - datetime
//Give the ability to cancel an appointment but not delete it from the database
active - int or boolean

// Information on
createdBy - varchar(50)
createdDate - datetime
updatedBy - varchar(50)
updatedDate - datetime

For your business rules on appointments you would need to check those in your PHP code before creating an appointment or updating an existing appointment.  I don't think you want to track that info in your database.

HTH...

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aej1973Author Commented:
Thanks smadeira. My problem is how do I capture the appointments datewise? Right now we are capturing only the start and end dates. For example, I fill the appointment sheet for 3 weeks at a time. I go to each cell in the calendar to fill the appointments between the start and the end date. The calendar needs to show the appointments scheduled for each of those dates. From which field in the DB will this datewise information be picked up from? Thanks for the help.
aej1973Author Commented:
ok, I got what you suggested. What I had in my mind was to be update all cells in the calendar with one submit button, I have now changed my logic. Thanks for the help.

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