you are thinking backwards..
drives 1-> computers
iCompID As BigInt Primary Key Autonumber,
sCompName As VARCHAR(25)
iDriveID As BigInt Primary Key Autonumber,
iComputerID As BigInt Not Null,
Foreign Key fkDriveComputer (iCompID) References tblComputers(iCompID)
note, you need to use InnoDB tables in mysql for foreign key references
to work properly, you should do it in your code anyway..
select * from tblComputers
for each rsComp..
select * from drives where iComputerID = (rsComp.iCompID)
there you go.. :)
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> I am wanting to create a PHP frontend to a database that holds information
> about the computers that I take care of. I have a problem though when it
> comes to storing hard drive information. In most cases, the computers have
> one drive, but some have 2 or more, so I can't create the main database with
> fields like this.
> I know I will need to create a separate table to hold information about the
> drives, and connect them to the computer by attaching the primary key of the
> drives table to the Computer table.
> Computer Table
> Drive Table
> This is where I am unsure. If there is more than one drive, then this would
> be incomplete because it would only show one drive. What is the best way to
> make it so that all drives show for the computer, or am I doing this
> backwards? Should I tie the computer to the drive instead?
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