Hi,

A 'hold' is a time period in which a Coordinator has to place the
specific student with a Host Family.

Coordinators can hold a specific student for up to 48 hours.  At which
time the student must be placed with a host family with in that time
period. Or the coordinator has canceled the hold within that time
period. Or if the time period passes the hold is automatically canceled
so that the next coordintor holding the student can have there chance to
place the student with the Host Family.

That is the key to the small project.

In my current table schema the USER_ID represents the Coordinator.  The
STUDENT_ID represents the Student.  There is no need to worry about Host
Families at all.

I hope this helps.  Let me know if it makes more sense.

Justin Palmer


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Westergaard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 12:28 PM
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: [PHP-DB] Re: Hold System


Could I get a plain-language explanation of the process of a 'hold'?
I'm not entirely clear what is happening, and what an 'expiry' means in
the context of the hold and what a '#1 position' would represent for a
student.

-P

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