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    Table Design -- want to avoid a design that creates blank fields

    The goal is to create a table for those individuals who have websites. There are 4 different kinds of websites:
    Academic
    Personal
    Other
    Student

    I've designed a mock-up of two designs. Which is best? Is there a better design than what I've come up with so far? I started with the first one and then realized this introduces blank fields, which I want to avoid.
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    The second is closer to a normalized design, but I'd also have a field for the type. I could theoretically have 2 websites, in which case I'd have 2 records in that table. There's nothing to say I couldn't have 2 of the same type, which the first design couldn't handle, nor would it handle a new type without design changes.
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    What would be the best way to create a field for a second website -- because now I've just run across that issue. Should I create a new table for 2nd websites and link it via a drop down box to the first website table?

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    A field for the type worked perfectly. Don't know why I didn't think of that. Thanks for your help.

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    Happy to help.
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