Right, I poster earlier with a practice table I was working on. I appreciated the reply and have been working on that.. but yesterday I got a real client's project.
I have been given the task of optimizing the database design.
The database keeps track of the transactions the company makes. A transaction is made and records are stored in several different tables.
These are the tables:
The client would like
1) the data to be stored in ONE location and not 2 different places
2) to save disk space
3) prevent duplicate entries being
Any ideaS? I wont post the current design of the database unless necessary as I would like to try and do it all by myself but some pointers would be appreciated.
Initially I was thinking of denormalization. Eradicating the multiple tables and placing all data in one table. But this might not be the best strategy. How would you do it? What practices would you use?
ANY help would be appreciated.