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RE: Theory v Practice

From: Craig Healey <>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 05:49:15 -0800
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Thanks for all your comments (especially the ones that made me laugh). Now at least I have some input from experienced people to put before my boss.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Healey
> Sent: 23 October 2002 18:45
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: Theory v Practice
> The developers working on our new VB app are also responsible for
> setting up the Oracle DB behind it. The app is for an order
> entry/despatch/warehouse system with >5 million customers and >1000
> orders per day. We have nearly 400 tables. They are not planning on
> using primary keys/secondary keys, as they say they will
> handle all the
> constraints via VB.
> I only have a theoretical knowledge of database design, which
> says this
> is very wrong. Is the Oracle system being used as anything
> more than an
> expensive file system? In real world scenarios, is this a common
> practice?
> Regards
> Craig Healey

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