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table vs subtable -- ASP.Net MVC 4 C# ?

Posted on 2013-06-25
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I need to allow users to create new COMMENTS,
but keep the old comments viewable in READ-ONLY mode.

Which option would you do and do you have any easy examples ?
 ** Option #1 - stored in MAIN table's Comments field
 ** Option #2 - stored in SUB table's Comments field,
                doing a LOOP to get all existing comments,
                then textbox so users can enter more
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Steps
 1. click EDIT
 2. existing TableName.Comments text displays as below LABEL
       John Doe  6/1/13: This is test #1
       Jane Doe  6/3/13: This is test #2, line #1
                         This is test #2, line #2
 3. Bob Smith enters "This is test #3" into TableName.Comments TEXTBOX
 4. clicks SAVE
 5. below displays
       John Doe  6/1/13: This is test #1
       Jane Doe  6/3/13: This is test #2, line #1
                         This is test #2, line #2
       Bob Smith 6/7/13: This is test #3
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I would personally add a dedicated table for Comments with fields: commentId, author, dateStamp, comment, parentTopicId. Where parentTopicId is a reference to what may be your "MAIN" table. This way you don't have to mess up working with a big field of text and can easily identify the latest comment (sort by date!).
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