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From Christopher Lenz <>
Subject Re: Loading another object to return in a view!
Date Sat, 12 Apr 2008 17:22:16 GMT
On 12.04.2008, at 18:13, Guby wrote:
> My first attempt was to store the user ratings in the entry itself,  
> and then use a for loop in the view to map the entry to each user  
> ID, but to store if the user has read the entry or not I would then  
> have to load the whole entry with all its ratings change the value  
> of one flag, and then save it all back. Seems like I would be  
> loading an awful lot of information and wasting a lot of  
> resources(?). Maybe I am trying to save computer cycles at the wrong  
> place. What I ended up doing instead is more a relational database  
> approach:
> Now I have my entry document which only is the entry itself, and  
> then user_entry documents that have references to the entry, stores  
> the users rating and a flag wether or not it has been read and if  
> the rating passed the users threshold or not. It works perfectly  
> until I want to go from a list of user_entries to a list of entries.  
> If I load a list of user_entries that have a certain rating I have  
> to make a seperate call to the database to load each entry! That is  
> why I tried creating a view that would check the user_entry and the  
> return the qualified entries directly...

I you haven't read it already, I'd recommend looking at a blog post of  
mine that explores this stuff:


Christopher Lenz
   cmlenz at

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