Storing the Guestbook Entries

Because we want to store the various guestbook entries made by visitors to our Web site, we'll need to store each user's guestbook entry in a database table. Each separate piece of information we need to store concerning a guestbook entry should become a column in the database table, with an appropriate column type. Let's take a moment to review what needs to be stored with each guestbook entry:

  • The user's name

  • The user's e-mail address

  • The user's message

  • The date and time the guestbook entry was made

The user's name, e-mail address, and message will be strings, so we'll want to use appropriate-length varchar column types. A DateTime column type will suffice for the date and time the guestbook entry was made.

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