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Duplicate Group 'Codes'


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13 June 2010 at 6:04pm Community Member, 93 Posts

I have a handful of groups with a large number of subgroups. Many of the subgroups share a name/title with subgroups under other parents. Upon entry each group gets a 'Code' based on it's title so I now have multiple groups with the same 'Code' in my database.

Can anyone tell me if this will create a problem? I haven't come upon any issues yet but still need to give it a full testing.



14 June 2010 at 1:11pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Hmm AFAIK code should be unique (kinda like URLs), I guess most modules should use IDs rather than the codes so you should be fine. The 1 place where you would have trouble is the functions addToGroupByCode which would of course cause issues.


14 June 2010 at 9:44pm Community Member, 93 Posts

Ok, great, that's exactly the info I was looking for. I'll jump into the db and make sure the groups all have unique codes (for this site once the groups are setup they'll be pretty static), as a 'just in case' kind of thing.

Is this a bug then? Should there be some sort of validation here?

thanks :)