Developing the Database Schema for the Catalog

For our application, we will be creating an Auction item catalog module that allows users to browse through the different categories in AuctionStation. A category can have either subcategories or items listed in it. We will develop a module that provides a uniform mechanism to browse both the subcategories and items.

In the Auction site, users can list their items for auctions. For small and highly targeted auction sites, you can list all the items together. However, as the listings and types of items in your site increase, the sheer number and lack of organization of the items can overwhelm a prospective bidder. You should allow the user to categorize the auction items and display only a subset ...

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