too many fields, too many cards?

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Wed Nov 29 22:11:47 EST 2006

Mark Smith wrote:
> On 30 Nov 2006, at 01:48, Timothy Miller wrote:
>> I guess you're suggesting the stack could read from a custom property 
>> or a text file to fill in the fields in just one card, based on a 
>> unique identifier for each patient. That's not too much different from 
>> a database inquiry, if I understand you. I guess I could search faster 
>> that way, in theory, but otherwise, I don't see the advantage.
>> My question:
>> Have I understood the general idea here? Am I overlooking anything 
>> fundamental? Is it reasonable to leave well enough alone, as long as I 
>> can find stuff in stacks this large, when I need to?
> I think you've understood the suggestion perfectly.
> My own approach would be to store the data for each patient in an 
> customPropertySet

But that would make searching across the patient base even harder, 
wouldn't it? He might end up having to ask about matchtext or something...

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
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