I want to create a database that has several customers and many orders per each customer and each order has several items in it. I was thinking of creating a table for each order and populate each order from an "items" table, but this solution seems cumbersome after you reach thousands of orders and will be pretty hard to query. Any suggestions? Your help is greatly appreciated.
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You can have table which keeps your customers. You can have table which keeps orders. You can have table which keeps items per order. Just link them correctly with foreign keys and it should work for you.
Table one has filed ID and field name.
Table two has field ID and field customer (which refers to ID of first table)
Table three has field ID, field ORDER (which refers to ID of second table) and field items (which can refer to ID of another table - ITEMS).
Not necessary it should be exactly like that - this is just general concept for you.