SPUG: Stupid Ascii question

O'neil, Jerome joneil at cobaltgroup.com
Thu Aug 15 12:54:36 CDT 2002

> Peter Darley <pdarley at kinesis-cem.com> wrote:
> Friends, I am working with database stuff and I
> want to store deleted database records, so
> there's a history of what was in the database.

I know I'll be declared a heretic for recommending it, but if you have
access to the database, why not simply let the database handle it instead of
writing a bunch of code and custom formats.  

Add a boolean 'deleted' attribute to the relations in question,  or create a
new 'deleted records' relation, and add a trigger to copy the record on
delete.  Standard OLAP stuff.

This way you have a complete history in the database, everything is fully
recoverable via your SOP database management practices, and you've saved a
bunch of time.

$0.02 worth.  Spend wisely...

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