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Really Long Names in Enum


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swaiba

Forum Moderator, 1799 Posts

14 May 2011 at 2:45am

This might be a dumb question but...

I've got an enum with really long names in it...

'Type'=>"Enum('ReallyReallyReallyLongNameA,ReallyReallyReallyLongNameB,ReallyReallyReallyLongNameC,ReallyReallyReallyLongNameD,ReallyReallyReallyLongNameE,ReallyReallyReallyLongNameF,ReallyReallyReallyLongNameG','ReallyReallyReallyLongNameG')",


...it's getting far too long and really annoying, is there another way to specify these or should I start make ABR (abreviations) for them?

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5513 Posts

14 May 2011 at 1:07pm

I would recommend using abbreviations and have a map somewhere in your PHP which maps the abbreviated version to the full version if you need. That or just don't use enums (just use strings) and store the list of strings elsewhere.

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swaiba

Forum Moderator, 1799 Posts

12 January 2013 at 4:59am

Edited: 12/01/2013 5:25am

Found an answer to this... if you switch it to be an array then it can parse line breaks as each item is quoted - happy days!

Example...

    static $db = array(
      'Name' => 'Varchar(255)',
      'Type' => "Enum(
         'array(
            'General',
            'Cancel'
         ),
         ,'General')",
   );