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Really Long Names in Enum


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14 May 2011 at 2:45am Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

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


14 May 2011 at 1:07pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

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.


12 January 2013 at 4:59am (Last edited: 12 January 2013 5:25am), Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

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!


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