MFI Computer Operations
The tables will be listed in alphabetical order.
Used to note the different areas within each zone.
The table is a static one that may be added to when new chapters are added in countries that have not yet established chapters. Once an area is on the table it remains there. The id is a 4 letter code starting with a 2 letter abbriviation for the contenant followed by a two letter code for the country. The exception is the United States where the code starts with US and is followed by state abbreviation. If the concentration of chapters in any other country grows to a proportion where it is necessary to subdivide a zone, the codes will be altered to fit the situation.
Used to note the various awards in MFI and the location of their graphics.
The ID is just a number that is autogenerated when a new awards is added. The order of precedence is the order in which the awards would appear on a ribbon set if all of them were worn at once. This is a static table growing only as needed.
Combination table used to connect a member's ID with an award ID.
The member_id and the award_id are linked with the 'id' fields on the respective tables. The last three fields are Yes/No fields to see whether these extras are used or not on a ribbon. The Interface system will use the last 4 fields and the 'abbrivation' field in the AWARDS table to create a graphic file name for use in the Hall of Honor and on all individual records.
This table holds the basic information on the individual chapters.