Hello everyone, I am building a small database for a sports club and I have some questions. I have an entity called employee but don't want to have subtypes becase there are no many different employees,only coach, psychologist and secretary. They have same atributes. The thing is, a coach as a subtype is in relation one to many with enttity called advanced qualifications and with entity training. How should I model database to have employees that are not subtypes? I know that one posibility is to have in eployees atribute that says employee_type, but if I do that, what will happen with training and advanced qualifications? I dont want to lose these entityes, specialy because training is connected to other importrant entities and qualifications is only to trainer and can not be to any other empolyee. I also thought about making a coach,secreatry and a psychologist as entities and not subtypes and connect them with employees via identifying relation. I have tested this and for example when i do it, coach gets id from employee, but as a foreign key and not primary. Is that right way to do it or there are some other possibilities?
Thank you for reading and I hope someone will have an idea !