Re: Schema Design for Surveys

  • From: stephen booth <>
  • To: niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 18:21:25 +0000

On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 17:40:56 +0000, Niall Litchfield
<niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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
> 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
> think.

First, gut, reaction.  Sounds like a use for XDB.  Store the questions
(and responses) as XML documents and use the XML tools in the datbase
to query the data.

Wow, an actual real and non-faddish use for XML.  The pork must be airbourne!


It's better to ask a silly question than to make a silly assumption.

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