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  • web app with multiple user-tables

    I am building a web app that has three groups of users: Admin, Employees and Vendors. Normally I build one User's table to go along with the Security Framework to hold user-specific information such as Name, Address, etc. But in this case, each of the three groups require a very different collection of information; I will have to have three tables for user-specific data.

    I am fortunate that neither the Admin or Employees will be registering online, just the Vendors.

    I will be using Security Framework, so of course, the login values will all be unique, but wondered what the best way is to ensure that when an Admin user is logged in, all User references point back to my user_admin.dbf, same when an Employee-User or Vendor-User is logged in. By best way, I mean the least painful and least amount of code-confusion. In the process, I have to ensure that across all three user-tables, the USERID and what I use for a ULINK value are unique.

    My two thoughts are:

    1) when they log in, check the Security Framework Group value, Admin, Employee or Vendor, and set a session variable that provides the appropriate user database table name. Then, if I at least keep any referenced field NAMES the same across all three user-tables, it should automatically reference the right table. This way I won't have to have a bunch of SELECT statement everywhere I need to know which user-table to hit.

    2) I don't really have a number two, I was hoping you did.
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    Re: web app with multiple user-tables

    2) Is it possible to say, have one "master" table w. fields for user_id, type (i.e. Admin, Employees or Vendors), and "table_name" field, which would have the 3rd party table names for each of teh three types. Then use xbasic to point back at the respective tables pulled from the master table?
    Peter
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      Re: web app with multiple user-tables

      Yeah, that makes sense. Its a bit of a drag in Dialogs where I have to determine which Group they belong to and post data both to the User's table and one of the three other User_x tables. But it would allow me to have a sequential Ulink value and keep that synchronized with Security. Maybe what I will do is put all the common fields in the main User table so I rarely have to refer to the other tables except in a Grid where it is easier to maintain.
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        Re: web app with multiple user-tables

        Did you figure out how to do the multiple user log-in because I need that exact same thing... Please inform

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          Re: web app with multiple user-tables

          This is a really old post, so you might describe in more detail what you need to do.
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            Re: web app with multiple user-tables

            Ok.. I have successfully created 3 tables for my database.. One for my Students, one for my Facility Owners, and One for the tests that the students take.

            What I need to do is create three seperate log-in components using the three seperate tables. and it would seem that I can only use one. For example I would like the Students to be able to log-in using their user name and password... and then the facility managers should be able to log-in using their user name and password. Then Our administrators or Teachers should be able to log-in using their username and passoword. I would pay you for your advice I need this like yesterday.

            BEN

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              Re: web app with multiple user-tables

              There is no need for multiple user tables for different user types. Each user type can belong to a Security Group which determines what they have access to and how the system behaves. As far as paying to have this done, please click the IADN link below. There are 32 of the best Alpha Five developers for hire at that website.
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