storing personalized information, what is best practice?


J

Jeff

Hey

asp.net 2.0

at work we are about to start on a new project. Creating a website. My
mananger has created the database. The database has a table holding user
information (not that standard ASP.NET membership table). This table holds
fields like, email, private email, contact, contact email. etc...
I know that this information also can be stored in the Membership tables as
well, think the table is named ASPNET_User or ASPNET_Profile? For the
Membership tables we can customize it's content using web.config (specify in
web.config the extra fields we wants)

I'm not sure what is best practice here. Stick with a traditional table or
using the Membership tables instead.

Any thoughts around this? any pitfalls I can encouter or functionality I
will miss by sticking to a traditonal table instead of using the Membership
tables?

My manager wants me to provide him with feedback on the database design, so
that's why I'm thinking about this scenario

Have a good day ;)
 
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Michael Nemtsev [MVP]

Hello Jeff,

Did your consider to use profile services?!
1) http://www.odetocode.com/articles/440.aspx
2) http://www.asp.net/AJAX/documentation/live/Tutorials/UsingProfileInformationTutorial.aspx

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:: http://twitter.com/laflour

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miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it" (c) Michelangelo


J> Hey
J>
J> asp.net 2.0
J>
J> at work we are about to start on a new project. Creating a website.
J> My
J> mananger has created the database. The database has a table holding
J> user
J> information (not that standard ASP.NET membership table). This table
J> holds
J> fields like, email, private email, contact, contact email. etc...
J> I know that this information also can be stored in the Membership
J> tables as
J> well, think the table is named ASPNET_User or ASPNET_Profile? For the
J> Membership tables we can customize it's content using web.config
J> (specify in
J> web.config the extra fields we wants)
J> I'm not sure what is best practice here. Stick with a traditional
J> table or using the Membership tables instead.
J>
J> Any thoughts around this? any pitfalls I can encouter or
J> functionality I will miss by sticking to a traditonal table instead
J> of using the Membership tables?
J>
J> My manager wants me to provide him with feedback on the database
J> design, so that's why I'm thinking about this scenario
J>
J> Have a good day ;)
J>
 

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