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Re: Component fields use case


On Wed, 31 Aug 2011, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:

Life is too short for this.

Use the template fieldnames, put all your fields in there, every last one of
them, then if they are blank, they go away.  Search for your fields by name.
The number is going away, period.

Agree 100%... it's more than 30 years that the relational db people
agree on the NULL value significance or even acceptance (it isn't here?
has a default value? simply it's no significant?) and the
instance/attribute/value DB (which the kicad attribute system is a kind
of...) only *sometimes* have a default value defined.

IMHO if there is no value, the attribute has no reason to stay...

Lorenzo Marcantonio
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