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Posted - 01/27/2014 :  15:29:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I'm trying to design a capacity planning tables. Idea is to have a possibility to plan each unique item (1000 new unique items per year) to date that I choose. What would be the best solution to design a database on that? Solution that I come up is to create 2 tables
1) unique item ID with all dates
2) Items with required quantity
(Please see image).
Problem is that using this solution I would have ~10 million of records in dates table within 5 years which seems a lot. Is there some other way to design it?

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Posted - 01/27/2014 :  15:33:34  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm not able to answer your question as I don't understand the info you posted. But I wanted to mention that 10 million rows in a table is not at all a big table, especially if it's over 5 years. Some of us support systems that receive that many or MORE inserts PER DAY.

Tara Kizer
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Edited by - tkizer on 01/27/2014 15:34:37
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Posted - 01/27/2014 :  15:42:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I want to create a simple php + mysql production planning tool. Meaning that producing each item requires certain amount of time and number of working hours per day limits how much I could plan to produce each day.
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