Re: "All triggers are evil",..., really?
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 06:29:16 -0600
My system relies heavily on instead_of triggers.
One of the requirements during initial design was that I had to allow for ODBC connectsions to my database, so users could access the data with ARC. Since if I allow ODBC, that opens up tremendously what other kinds of apps could access my database as well. Also, since I have little to no control over what all of the different PC's are running, I built most of the logic into the triggers. This was the only way I could see having all of the business logic accessible to everything, no matter what application (ARC, Access, Filemaker, etc.) was used to access and modify the data.
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