2011-09-26 02:48
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I've seen a Yes/No form radio buttons value be stored/saved in a couple different ways. I wonder which way is better and why? This is for a PHP/MySQL application with a typical Yes/No question as part of a form.

1.) Store it as 1, 0 or null. 1 being Yes, 0 being No and null being not answered.

2.) Store it as Yes, No, null. Assume a language conversion can be made.

3.) Use 1, 2 and null so as to better distinct the values.

Thanks, Jeff

Edit: I also must mention that most of the issues have been arising due to jQuery/JavaScript and the comparisons and $() bindings.

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我看到一个“是/否”形式的单选按钮值以不同的方式存储/保存。 我想知道哪种方式更好,为什么? 这适用于PHP / MySQL应用程序,其中典型的是/否问题是表单的一部分。

1。)将其存储为1,0或null。 1为是,0为否,无回答空。

2。)将其存储为是,否,为空。 假设可以进行语言转换。



编辑:我还必须提到大多数问题都是由于jQuery / JavaScript以及比较和$()绑定引起的。

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  • doujiu8178 2011-09-26 02:54

    Since MySQL has a BOOLEAN type, but it's simply an alias of TINYINT. I recommend against it because the equal sign in PHP == would not distinguish 0 from the lack of value. You'd always need to use triple equal === and it would be easy to make mistakes.

    As for your options:

    1. This seems the natural choice with PHP, but then you've to be careful to distinguish 0 from the lack of value, so I wouldn't recommend it.

    2. I would not recommend this one.

    3. Possible, but the assignment to 1 and 2 is somewhat arbitrary and might be difficult to remember and read in code.

    What I usually do, is use "Y", "N" and NULL if needed, in a CHAR(1) field, it reads well in code and doesn't create problems.

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  • dongshang3309 2011-09-26 02:53

    Use TINYINT(1). Allow NULL if you wish for the "not answered" option. You can also use BOOLEAN as it's just an alias for the aforementioned datatype. This way of storing boolean data is recommended by MySQL.

    More details: Which MySQL data type to use for storing boolean values

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  • duanji6997 2011-09-26 02:54

    I would go with the 0/1/null for No/Yes/Blank. 0 is always used as false and 1 for true.

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  • duandun2218 2011-09-26 02:54

    I don't know if it helps, but in my system I use 1 as yes, 0 as no and just NO value as null - or if I have to specify I set a default value in the structure.

    I think this system is more flexible, you can always manipulate with this data, for example if you don't want to display 0/1 values you can set something like

    if(table.field == 1)
        echo yes;
        echo no;

    Also comparing this value to any other database value is easier.

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  • duangou1868 2011-09-26 03:03

    as numbers are processed faster (while searching, sorting,..) by mysql, it takes less space in ur case, and also there are only 3 values (1, 0 nul l) and in binary format ,1 and 0 have just one significant bit (0000000, & 0000001), the speed, in case of any comparisons, while traversing these columns, should remain higher and queries will take less time.

    so i think u can go for first option.

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  • dongsi4547 2011-09-26 03:06

    I think that's what ENUM type is for. You can set your storage field type like this:


    and allow NULL as default value. If the answer is 'no' - the field value will actually be 0 (the index of 'no') and 1 if the answer is 'yes'. And you will have a nice representation of the column - 'yes' and 'no' instead of 1 and 0. Though the values will be actially stored as 0 and 1. I think its an advantage of using TINYINT.

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