Other User Defined Field Storage

In the last post, I discussed how user defined fields can be stored in predefined columns in tables. There are other ways to store user defined fields in a database. I have seen some applications store user defined fields in custom BLOB or CLOB columns as objects or structured text that store the data in […]


I’ve decided to start a blog to talk about some ideas that I’ve been mulling over for several years. There are several software patterns and information that I hope others will find helpful. One pattern that I want to discuss is the pattern of adding arbitrary fields to applications, often called user defined fields, user […]