[development] Deleted records [Have you ever laughed fate in the face?]

sime info at urbits.com
Thu Jul 20 04:17:49 UTC 2006

I agree with Mark.

As some probably know. Many systems never delete anything from the 
database. In my case, these systems were in the Pharmaceutical Industry 
where everything needs to be 100% audited (http://www.21cfrpart11.com). 
So what IT called deleted, was actually just a flag in a column and no 
"user" could see these items without going through the approved and 
tested workflows.

So just for the record, I would like a "deleted" column in Drupal.

Preferably it would be something I don't have to think about. The db 
layer could automatically adjust incoming SQL to filter out the deleted 
records, hence existing code would not need changing. Alternatively, 
querys that need to access deleted records could pass an additional 
variable to say so.


mark burdett wrote:

> We need to prevent users from deleting their nodes. They can
> discontinue (unpublish), but not delete them.  (We want the node data
> to still be in the database, not just in a restorable trashbin).
> Would be good to allow for this kind of configuration.
> --mark

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