[drupal-devel] Database analysis of CivicSpace/Drupal

Kieran Lal kieran at civicspacelabs.org
Mon Apr 25 19:09:06 UTC 2005

On Apr 15, 2005, at 8:00 PM, Chris Johnson wrote:

> Kieran Lal wrote:
>> There are currently 107 database tables in the latest release of 
>> CivicSpace. I believe there are 55 in Drupal core.  One of the most 
>> important things you can do in improving database performance is to 
>> make sure you have the right indicies for your database. Currently we 
>> do not use foriegn keys to enforce relationships between database 
>> tables.  I did an analysis of the CivicSpace code base and found that 
>> there was 156 SQL statements with at least one JOIN. We can consider 
>> these as application level relationships between tables. Here is a 
>> visual representation of those JOINs: 
>> http://civicspacelabs.org/home/files/schema.png I also analysed the 
>> indicies of the current database schema. There are 182 indicies.
> As a partial step to documenting the database schema, I can create an 
> ERD and physical data diagram if I can get the list of table joins 
> which imply an application level relationship.  I would be interested 
> in doing this for Drupal first, and if it's easy enough, I could do 
> CivicSpace, too.
Hi Chris, I am back from vacation.  Any progress?


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> Chris Johnson

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