???? 3/11/2013 2:16 ??, ?/? Roy Smith ??????:
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Gregory Ewing wrote:
Nick the Gr33k wrote:
I just want a mysql column type that can be eligible to store an array
of elements, a list that is, no need for having a seperate extra table
for that if we can have a column that can store a list of values.
Relational database systems typically don't provide any
such type, because it's not the recommended way of storing
that kind of data in a relational database.
The recommended way is to use a secondary table, as has
been pointed out.
Most SQL databases allow you to store arbitrary data as an opaque value
(i.e. BLOB). So, one possibility would be to just serialize your list
(pickle, json, whatever) and store it that way. I've seen databases
that didn't use BLOB, but just stored json in a string field.
The limitation, of course, is that the data is opaque as far as the
database goes; you can't do queries against it. But, if all you need to
do is store the list and be able to retrieve it, it's a perfectly
reasonable thing to do, and a lot more efficient than doing a join on a
Normalization is for database weenies :-)
Exactly my sentiments Roy!
Call me picky but even if they try to hit me hard i wll always get to
pick the simplest and better looking way.
I have managed to make my code work by:
create table visitors
counterID integer(5) not null,
host varchar(50) not null,
refs varchar(25) not null,
city varchar(20) not null,
userOS varchar(10) not null,
browser varchar(10) not null,
visits datetime not null,
hits integer(5) not null default 1,
downloads varchar(50) not null default '',
foreign key (counterID) references counters(ID),
unique index (visits)
)ENGINE = MYISAM;
# add this visitor entry into database (hits && downloads are defaulted)
cur.execute('''INSERT INTO visitors (counterID, refs, host, city,
useros, browser, visits) VALUES (%s, %s, %s, %s, %s, %s, %s)''', (cID,
ref, host, city, useros, browser, lastvisit) )
and later on ....
torrents = 
# check if visitor has downloaded movies
for download in downloads:
if download != '':
torrents.append( download )
# present visitor's movie picks if any
print( '<td><select>' )
for n, torrent in enumerate( torrents ):
if n == 0:
op_selected = 'selected'
op_selected = ''
print( '<option %s> %s </option>' % (op_selected, torrent) )
print( '</select></td>' )
print( '<td><center><b><font color=white> ??? ????????????????? ?????!
Please since this column you mentioned is able to store a Python's list
datatype could you tell me what needs alternation in:
1. MySQL's visitor's table definition time
2. python database cur.execute method
3. retrieval time
Thank you very much for anyone wishes to give me a hand here.