InstaGov/schema/rating

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About

  • Purpose: Records the current value of one user's rating of a given answer (which in turn is tied to a specific question. These are the values which are aggregated to calculate the voting results for each question.
  • Rules:
    • Any answer may have zero or more ratings.
    • Each user sets the value of their rating for each answer, and can change that rating at any time.
    • Changes to ratings are logged in the rating log.

History

  • 2013-01-09 Removed the "ID_Proxy" field; see rating_log for explanation; added unique key: one rating per answer per user; added WhenEdited, QtyEdits
  • 2013-08-05 Designed new version for integrating with PostFerret (added ID_Atom, removed redundant fields) but decided not to implement yet, because value is not clear. Ratings already keep a separate log, and would we ever want to rate a rating? (...or do any of the other things that integration would enable)

SQL

<mysql>CREATE TABLE `rating` (

  `ID`          INT          NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
  `ID_User`     INT          NOT NULL COMMENT "ID of user who gave this rating",
  `ID_Answer`   INT          NOT NULL COMMENT "ID of answer for which this is a rating",
  `ID_Log`      INT          NOT NULL COMMENT "ID of log entry for the most recent update of this rating",
  `Value`       INT          NOT NULL COMMENT "rating value",
  `WhenCreated` DATETIME     NOT NULL COMMENT "when this user first rated this answer",
  `WhenEdited`  DATETIME DEFAULT NULL COMMENT "when this rating (of this answer) was last edited (by this user)",
  `QtyEdits`    INT      DEFAULT NULL COMMENT "number of times this rating has been edited",
  `Remark`      VARCHAR(255)          COMMENT "comments on this rating (can include link)",
  PRIMARY KEY(`ID`),
  UNIQUE KEY(`ID_User`,`ID_Answer`)
)
ENGINE = MYISAM;</mysql>

PostFerret version

<mysql>CREATE TABLE `rating` (

  `ID_Atom`     INT              NOT NULL COMMENT "main ID", 
  `ID_User`     INT              NOT NULL COMMENT "ID of user who gave this rating",
  `ID_Answer`   INT              NOT NULL COMMENT "ID of answer for which this is a rating",
  `ID_Log`      INT              NOT NULL COMMENT "ID of log entry for the most recent update of this rating",
  `Value`       INT              NOT NULL COMMENT "rating value",
  `Remark`      VARCHAR(255) DEFAULT NULL COMMENT "comments on this rating",
  PRIMARY KEY(`ID`),
  UNIQUE KEY(`ID_User`,`ID_Answer`)
)
ENGINE = MYISAM;</mysql>