I want to build up a database where there will be about 400 strings. I want to make the database searchable.
The structure of the database will be like: Brand | model |additional products | price | search words | (this is 1 string, there will about 400 strings)
There will be between 2 and 50 search words on each string. The search are done by clicking a checkbox and the marked checkboxes words will be searched for in the database.
My question is how is the best way to index all the search words? I’m thinking of 2 ways:
1. In the field | search words |all searchable words will be displayed like: 1GB RAM, 512GB RAM, ATA, SATA… and so on for each string. This means that ALL words will be in the same raw on a specific string separated by “,”.
2. Each search word will have its own row like: | search words 1| search words 2| search words 3 | search 4 words 5|….. and so on. In |search words 1| the word 1GB RAM will be. In | search words 2| the word 512GB RAM will be and so on… This means in a string maybe half the search words row will be filled with a search word.
In option 2 there will be more than 50 raw in the database and all search words in different column (1 in each column for each product). In option 1 there will be 1 raw with all words in the same column for each product.
When I first started reading your question I thought you were stating the format of a "flat file" database, and how best to search this data? However, having reading your question I'm not entirely sure what you are asking... Are you using a "relational" database and wondering how you might store this data?