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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] Pet Peeve
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 06:48:20 -0400
As my project gets bigger, there is no doubt I will be breaking the current
single table into separate tables, and as those table get larger, there is no
doubt that at some time these will become, not just separate tables, but
separate pages, because the fact is these groups are so unrelated, there's no
compelling reason to keep their data sets together. In fact, putting the
different groups on separate web pages may be a good way to emphasize that,
despite the similar surname, these are decidedly different families.
Of course, the time will still come when one of those separate tables becomes
very large. I've just added those little fly-out titles to the cells of my
existing project table, and I like the result, but I'll have to work with it
awhile before I decide that's the best solution.
But referring back to your problem, I would not hesitate to break up a project
table where there are clearly separate families. Mine are still together only
because the project is small.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:]
> Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 1:26 PM
> Subject: RE: [DNA] Pet Peeve
> I'm necessarily a peeve source because there are so many
> records in the
> results table for the Wilson surname project. I've been
> wondering for some
> time how to deal with the question of big tables in general,
> not just the
> specific problem Ken mentioned.