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brucey54
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Posted - 01/09/2014 :  07:43:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hi folks, I need some guidance, I have been asked to create a database for a small business. The business has 3 shops, each shop stocks and sells mostly the same merchandise.

The question is do I create 3 databases, 1 for each shop or do I create 1 database for the 3 shops?

The owner would like to pulls stats from the 3 shops i.e. to find out stock levels, how much stock has been sold from each shop etc.

Any help or advise would be much appreciated, I am new to MS SQL, I will be using C# to build the frontend.


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Posted - 01/09/2014 :  09:18:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
if your attempt is to merge data from all shops then it makes sense to bring all of them to same db with a shopid field to distinguish them. Otherwise you may choose to keep it separate in its own db.

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brucey54
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Posted - 01/10/2014 :  05:48:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks visakh16, I think I will create just 1 database!

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visakh16
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Posted - 01/10/2014 :  06:17:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ok cool

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