Ticket #1332930 (Feature Requests)

Thomas Mangin thomas.mangin at exa-networks.co.uk
Tue Aug 15 01:56:25 CEST 2006

> IMHO this is a better approch. The problem is, as Charles mentioned, any kind of data would go in a VARCHAR(255) field, making it dificult to sort by dates or so. I think that if a data type is a date, it should go in a date field, and the same for integer, string, etc.

It is a compromise, you can not have a flexible scheme and have precise 
field type. Otherwise a more classic DB format would do better.

I agree that it is not ideal for sorting but what are we going to sort 
on ? Contact Name (we can split the Name and Surname in that case - see 
second BD format).

The phone numbers are string, email are strings, date entered as 
YYYY/MM/DD can be sorted with strings. it is not most efficient for the 
SQL DB but it can work.

For the other field, I can not comment as I have no idea what a VCARD 
contains, and what the devlelopers are planning to achieve.


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