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mysql database structure question

Posted on 2012-09-12
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Last Modified: 2012-09-16
I have 2 tables companies and users, what is the best way to set the structure when many companies can have many users & many users can have many companies

Question by:prowebinteractiveinc
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I would think adding another table will make updates and maintenance a little easier.

Table 1: Company (ID, CompanyName)
Table 2: Users (ID, UserName)
Table 3: Affiliation (ID, UserID, CompanyID)

Company and Users will both have a one to many relationship with Affiliation.

Otherwise, denormalize the Users table.

Table 1: Company (ID, CompanyName)
Table 2: Users (ID, UserName, CompanyID)

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