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From Florian Lindner <>
Subject Re: Concept for modeling hierarchical data
Date Tue, 10 Jan 2006 16:03:34 GMT
Am Dienstag, 10. Januar 2006 07:51 schrieb Nikola Milutinovic:
> Florian Lindner wrote:
> >Hello,
> >I'm searching for the best concept of how to use and save hierarchical
> > data. I have a structure like PC file system with meta data. There a
> > folder objects and files objects of different types. Every object have
> > data like permissions, date and author. And they have type-specific data
> > fields like resolution (of an image type) or location (of an meeting
> > type) or ingredients (of an recipe type).
> >What is the best way to store that kind of data? What database is
> >recommendable? What concepts of persistance? Or not using managed
> > persistance and do it manually?
> If you want to do it manually, a hierarchical tree can be represented by
> just one table:
>     parent_id   INTEGER
> );
> With managed persistence, be carefull not to configure it to load the
> entire tree at once.
> As for a DB, any decent relational DB will do.

In this concept I need a table for every type of objekt I want?



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