View Full Version : [Core Hack] Adding database columns and future problems.

03-27-2012, 11:32 AM
So I've been messing around with a shipping module from freightquote.com and it actually adds extra columns to the products table and I was wondering if this would be a problem in the future? I noticed that when the oscMax team added individual shipping they actually created a separate table for their shipping information instead of adding columns to the products table.

03-27-2012, 01:29 PM
It should not be an issue - however as we continue to develop osCmax you will need to ensure that your extra fields do not conflict. (unlikely!)

Since we provide update SQL scripts and very rarely (hopefully never) change existing fields due to the conflict issues you should be okay.

However, that said, it would be much cleaner for you if you could add the data to a new table ...