"Olinux O" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> Hi all,
> I would like to display messages that are entered into
> a database since the last time i checked it. [Much
> like web based email marks NEW messages.]
> What is the best way to do this? By adding an
> additional column to the Messages Table OR creating a
> new table with the field "Table_Name" and
> "Last_Checked"

Adding a field to the table is a single-user solution; if you
want this useable by more than one person, a second
table is needed.

There are two ways of going about this; if you want
to know whether individual messages are read or
not, you will have to keep individual user/message
records; if all you want is messages since a given
date, you can just add a 'last-read' timestamp to your
users table.

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