174Re: Database Issues
- May 6, 2011Like Kevin, my preference is a 4-digit season that represents which year the season ends. Largely because that's the year the playoffs are in, so otherwise it's somewhat confusing when you talk about playoff seasons. But, between what we have currently and the proposed format using a two-digit decimal, I would prefer the current format.
--- In email@example.com, "KJOK" <kjokbaseball@...> wrote:
> I have a college basketball database, and like hockey, basketball seasons overlap years. I use a 4-digit season field, and always use the year in which the season ENDS. I however also provide a date field for each game(form yyyymmdd) if someone needs to query for the actual calendar year for information.
> Kevin Johnson
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jason Latus <jlatus@> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have worked with and built many different sports databases and I
> > always use the YEAR in which a season starts for the YEAR. I think the
> > YEAR FIELD should always be a 4 digit number. I always feel like as
> > long as something works, no need to change it.
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