Custom Fields again

David Miller justdave at
Wed Dec 11 13:10:41 UTC 2002

On 12/11/02 11:13 PM +1100, Bradley Baetz wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 09:22:57AM +0000, Gervase Markham wrote:
>> What's wrong with "dynamically" creating tables? And what's more
>> "dynamic" about them than's creation of tables? (Yes, we
>> could prefix table names with cf_ to avoid clashes.)
> Firstly, its going to be massivly slow. How big is bmo's bugs table,
> again? That has to be copied for each update to the schema. What happens
> when teh webserver times out half way through?

Why do it from the web?  Adding a custom field is either an initial
configuration thing or it's a Big Deal to add when you do it.  Use a
command-line utility in the shell to do it (just like or
even use a data file (localconfig?) to declare what should be there, and
have do that when it runs.  Choosing which products it's
valid for and what the multi-select values are for multi-select fields
could certainly be done from the web interface however.
Dave Miller      Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System   

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