joined:June 20, 2007
I've got some data that I'd like to incorporate into a database but I'm not sure of the best approach / design to do so. I am newbie when it comes to MySQL and although I do understand some fundamentals such as datatypes, entities, relationships etc. I don't have the necessary expertise to design my table correctly.
My site is all about deep-sea fishing trips. I have a number of boats and each has various scheduled itineraries throughout the year. So each boat can have many schedules and i'd like to add a schedules table too (i'm currently hand coding each schedule). my future plan is to incorporate a search facilty so that customers can search for a schedule based on their preferred departure date.
So my schedule table will have the following data
Am i right in thinking I ust store all this inside one table? Each boat has runs about 50-100 trips per year. If I have 100 boats thats potentially 10,000 records. Does this seem a reasonable design? Id prefer to get some feedback before I go ahead with the build as entering all the info will take me some considerable time.
I appreciate any help and advise offered.