Database schema

Hi All

This is my first mail to this mailing list.

I started using the rails framework for ruby.

I was able to understand and create the sample cookbook application.

Now I want to try something new.

I basically want to write a application which would be similar to orkut.

Basically I want to have a database table which will have the
information about the registered users.

And each user should have the reference to his friends.

For example

ID

NAME

Friends

1

Name1

3,4

2

Name2

4

3

Name3

4

4

Name4

1,2

I am not able to deduce on a database schema to achieve this. Should I
have another table for friends ?

PS: do not reply to this mail, if you think this mail is irrelevant to
this mailing list.

Thanks

Prasanna

On 10/17/06, Nagasamudram, Prasanna Kumar

You probably want to ask this on the Rails list; this is for Ruby
questions. Better yet, you probably want to look up some database
design techniques to answer how this should be done (hint: you want an
association table).

-austin

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