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Nancy Ajarmeh <[log in to unmask]>
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Nancy Ajarmeh <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:49:29 -0700
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It seems to me two tables not only one, since the meds vary in length from
one patient to another (it is a many to many relationship). In that case, i
would suggest dividing your table into two tables: Patient and Meds.

Jeff Johnson wrote:
> CHI-Web colleagues,
> I have a Web design problem and would like to know if there is a good
> solution.
> I'll use medicine as a domain to illustrate the problem (although 
> medicine isn't the domain in which I am working):
> Assume a medical Web app has a page that lists patients.  Each 
> patient has several attributes, so the list of patients is displayed 
> as a table.  One attribute for each patient is meds the patient is 
> taking.  That itself is a list of varying length.
> Problem 1: how to display the list of meds for each patient in the 
> list of patients.
> Problem 2: how to allow users to edit the list of meds for each 
> patient, i.e., add/delete meds from the list.
> Ideas for solutions and pointers to sites that tackle this problem 
> would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Jeff Johnson, Ph.D.
> UI Wizards, Inc.
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