Schema Design for Surveys

  • From: Niall Litchfield <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 17:40:56 +0000

We have a requirement for a system that will record answers to more
than one survey. Each survey will consist of a number of questions
with responses that can be

multiple choice (eg pick up to 3 preferences from 8)
numeric - single answer

How would people go

one question table, one wide response table
one question table, multiple response tables varying on type of response
some other construct. 

This is an internal discussion that we are having here that interests
me (and I do have a preference) and I'd be interested to see what folk
Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA

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