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No. Create a table for each unique type of entity in your system: a Customer, perhaps an Address, an Item for sale, and an Order. Then create a table for each one to many relationship in the system. An Order contains many Items, so you need an Order_Items table.

Then to add an order, find the Customer's id (creating a Customer or using an existing one). Create a new Order. Add a row to the Order_Items table for each Item in the Order.

Every unique entity in the system should occur only once in the system. That's basically the normalization rule to go by.


In reply to Re^3: settuping up pseudo tables in mysql shopping cart by chromatic
in thread setting up pseudo tables in mysql shopping cart by coldfingertips

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