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vB-5.5.x: node-Table: add column or provide extra lookup table?

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  • vB-5.5.x: node-Table: add column or provide extra lookup table?

    Hi there,

    for an Addon, I need a 1:1 lookup between the nodeid and a Slack channel id.
    Right now, I have set up a lookup table, containing just the nodeid and the channelid.

    Now, it can also make sense to just extend the table node by a column which would hold the channelid.
    Of course, this needs to be configurable using AdminCP. And that column would require an index, to keep execution times low.

    Which approach is recommended by vBulletin, since extending internal datastructures can break upgrades.

    Thanks for your recommendation.


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    I am not sure why every node needs a slack channel id. However, I would recommend using a lookup table with a straight join. We generally recommend that you build your own tables just for portability and ease of installation. Adding a field to the node table should be only done if there is no other solution.
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    Wayne Luke
    The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
    vBulletin 5 API


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