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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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GeneralRe: Why stick to just one database? Pin
AlexCode19-Jun-13 20:23
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jim lahey20-Jun-13 2:04
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I've seen a system spec written up that required the developer to use SMO to create user-specific tables for each new user in a SQL database, e.g.

[dbo].[JohnSmith_Orders]

[dbo].[JohnSmith_Profile]

[dbo].[JohnSmith_Settings]

I think you get the idea. The reasoning behind it?

"Each user gets their own sub-schema so that no user data leaks into another user"

Surely the best way of preventing this would be to have a separate app for each user?

There are people out there who should not be trusted with crayons. stuff like this is proof that yes, you really can get your dick caught in a ceiling fan. you just need to try hard enough.
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