August 4th, 2013, 07:48 AM
Hi there I am wondering if anyone can help, I am new to programming and I am thinking about developing myself a knowledge base application
I have made applications similar before that would have each item stored as an object, then all the objects can be saved/retrieved from a file
however I was feeling that a database would be better although I am unsure of the process to use
on open, download all data from the database and store as objects, then reupload new/changed lines
not use objects and just pull each item from the database at the needed time
what would you guys suggest?
sorry its a bit of an ambiguous question
August 5th, 2013, 03:59 PM
Re: database objects
you can store an object in the database through:
- storing the object directly as a binary object that will be a single field in the database table (just the way you do it with files). Then you add some fields for indexed search;
- you can also store each object as a list of fields (the fields of the object. This is generally far better, as it can allow many more things on the database;
- generally also, it is not best practice to load everything from the database at start-up, as you will be blocked if all your memory is used.
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