A new record | Rickard Andersson

A new record

As software applications that use SQL databases grow in functionality, so do the number of tables they use in the database. Not necessarily because they store more data but because they store more kinds of data. I believe PunBB, at least at the time I was working on it, had 17 tables. Microsoft’s App-V uses 46 tables. Ladok, the national system used for documentation of academic information at higher education institutions in Sweden, has 337 tables. But today, I almost fell out of my chair when I opened the database for CA Service Desk Manager, the service desk application we use in university IT. It has 2865 tables and 1388 views! Somebody likes to normalize their data.


  1. Posted July 16, 2010 at 16:03 | Permalink

    What? 2865 tables? So many tables means many subs-systems that I can’t imagine… :)

  2. Stuart
    Posted July 30, 2010 at 21:59 | Permalink

    I’d say look at it’s efficiency. Perhaps it’s a table #1 (firstname), table #2 (lastname) kinda deal! ;)

  3. Posted May 31, 2011 at 22:40 | Permalink

    Hey Rickard! I found your website while troubleshooting a Mac server video issue (oddly enough) and began reading your blog. Looks like you stopped writing here a year ago. Kids will do that to you. I hope that the baby and the wife are doing well. Would love to see more posts sometime.

  4. Posted May 31, 2011 at 23:16 | Permalink

    Kids will indeed do that to you :) Apart from having a son, I really don’t have an excuse for not writing anything. Your comment is duly noted.

  5. Posted August 15, 2015 at 23:05 | Permalink


    I did a search on your name as it appears at the bottom of the CHORDIE page and was wondering if that’s you?

    If so, I would like to express my appreciation for giving this ol’ fart a place to hang out with other guitarists. It’s really very kind of you!

    If I’m mistaken, please excuse me. I have no earthly idea of what you’re writing about up there.

    All the best!

    Bill (“Strummerboy Bill” on CHORDIE)

  6. Posted May 22, 2018 at 14:33 | Permalink

    Wonderful goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you’re
    just too excellent. I really like what you’ve acquired here, certainly
    like what you’re saying and the way in which
    you say it. You make it entertaining and you still care for to keep it smart.
    I can not wait to read far more from you. This is
    actually a tremendous site.

  7. Posted June 7, 2018 at 09:55 | Permalink

    Der Artikel ist wirklich toll. Das Thema hat mich schon lange interessiert und ich konnte hier noch einiges
    weiterführendes finden. Ich freue mich, weitere Artikel zu lesen. Danke und
    Grüße aus Heidelberg Marco Feindler

  8. Posted June 10, 2018 at 08:58 | Permalink

    Piękny artykuł, w sumie masz racje, jednak w niektórych
    aspektach bym polemizowała. Z pewnością ten blog zasługuje na szacunek.
    Myślę, że tu jeszcze wpadnę.

  9. Posted June 22, 2018 at 11:54 | Permalink

    Clenbuterol is widely purchased online.

  10. Posted August 21, 2018 at 19:04 | Permalink

    Unquestionably believe that that you stated. Your favourite justification appeared
    to be at the web the simplest thing to understand
    of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed whilst other people think about concerns that they plainly don’t recognise about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top as neatly as
    outlined out the entire thing with no need side effect , people
    could take a signal. Will likely be again to get more.
    Thank you

  11. Posted August 29, 2018 at 01:22 | Permalink

    We absolutely love your blog and find almost all of your post’s to be
    just what I’m looking for. Does one offer guest writers
    to write content in your case? I wouldn’t mind creating a post or elaborating on a lot of
    the subjects you write about here. Again, awesome web site!

Post a Comment

Comments are moderated. Your email is never published nor shared.