Subject Re: [firebird-support] design question
Author Helen Borrie
At 10:27 AM 20/08/2004 +0200, you wrote:
>I'm using the concept
>key-column, integercolumn, doublecolumn, datecolumn, stringcolumn

I prefer this method too. When you first design a system, you simply don't
know what values you're going to want to store in a configuration
table. It's "relationally correct", as well, to store members of paradigms
as rows not columns.

In practical terms, it's a heck of a lot simpler to deploy changes as rows
added to table whose structure never changes, than to deploy a new table
structure each time you add a member to a paradigm...