On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 14:53:41 -0500, Norland, Martin
> That all really depends on you.  I would certainly say that, in general,
> any given database should only have one users table (with a separate
> table holding roles, permissions, etc.)  In all likelihood - if all of
> these systems will be working together within a single company, and be
> built in a common way - you'll likely find it easier to have them all in
> one system.
> The counter to that, of course, is that information like payroll
> certainly shouldn't be easily accessed - so that might be one case where
> you might want a separate database.  You'll really just have to weigh
> the benefits of having the data together (generally convenience, though
> there are reasons along the lines of joins and such) with the costs of
> any lost security or lax in responsibility.

shouldn't a good rdbms take care of that though (with reasonable
security measures)? can't you get fine grained user privs, at least
with a proper db? postgres?

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