Towards a data model for scalable queries against rich WordPress post attribute data
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Say you have an object with a complex, idiosyncratic attribute structure. Let's say you're a web developer, and a client of yours is a gemstone dealer in Manhattan. They have an inventory of gemestones that needs to be tracked.
Gemstones have a rich plethora of attributes. Gemstone type (e.g. sapphire or emerald), price, weight, width, height, depth, color, shape, country of origin, treatment (if it's heat treated),