[Zope-DB] Modelling & presentation question

Charlie Clark charlie@begeistert.org
Thu, 05 Dec 2002 14:44:38 +0100

Dear list,

I'd suggestions as the best way to do the following:
In German job descriptions are gender specific, in English you only have 
this with actor/actress. I'd like to be able to offer users a pull-down 
with the masculine description. What's the best way of doing this - I'm 
sure it's a common problem.

I've thought about the following solution: an additional column for the 
"alternative" description and doing a gender check to select the value from 
the appropriate column. Somthing like

pseudo code:
if gender == m:
  job = qJob().[0].value
  job = qJob().[0].alternative

I guess this is correct way to do this assuming this only presentation 
information. But seeing as I already have the information in the database I 
would like to be able to do this directly in a query.