I can see the advantages of the table structure you recommend, but what
would be the select statement to find people who have seen both "Fear and
loathing" AND "Monkey Town"?
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> You need an associating table; members and movies are in a many-to-many
> relationship here.
> The associating table represents the act of viewing-a-movie, and describe
> and what are involved
> comme ca:
> memberid, name
> 1 Fred
> 2 Jack
> 3 Jill
> movieid, title
> 1 Fear and loathing
> 2 Monkey Town
> 3 PHP: The film
> 4 PHP: The sequel
> viewingid, memberid, movieid
> 1 2 2
> 2 1 4
> 3 1 1
> 4 3 4
> this data indicates that Jack saw "monkey town", Fred saw "Fear&Loathing"
> "PHP:The Sequel", and Jill saw only "PHP: The sequel"
> Samios wrote:
> > I am having a problem designing a query on a mysql 3.23 database.
> > I have 2 tables - "member" and "movie".
> > The "member" table stores the people details, the "movie" table records
> > movies they have seen (each record is one movie).
> > MEMBER
> > memberid int not null auto_increment primary key,
> > membername varchar(50) not null,
> > etc...
> > MOVIE
> > movieid int not null auto_increment primary key,
> > movietitle varchar(50) not null,
> > memberid int,
> > index (memberid)
> > etc...
> > Obviously member to movie is a one-to-many relationship.
> > I want to create a search page which will allow me to search for members
> > have watched a specified set of movies.
> > i.e. I want to query the database for members who have seen "Star Trek"
> > "Star Wars" AND "Planet of the APES".
> > I can create a query which searches for "Star Trek" OR "Star Wars" OR
> > "Planet of the Apes".
> > Unfortunately the "AND" condition is causing me problems.
> > I'm also hoping to use the "LIKE" operator in this query.
> > e.g. where movietitle like "%star%".
> > This will give me added flexiblity down the track.
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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