Oracle FAQ Your Portal to the Oracle Knowledge Grid
HOME | ASK QUESTION | ADD INFO | SEARCH | E-MAIL US
 

Home -> Community -> Usenet -> c.d.o.server -> Re: Relational database comments

Re: Relational database comments

From: Serge Rielau <srielau_at_ca.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2007 16:36:45 -0400
Message-ID: <5ctsuqF30p32sU1@mid.individual.net>


EscVector wrote:
> On Jun 8, 7:33 am, Serge Rielau <srie..._at_ca.ibm.com> wrote:

>> muddu wrote:
>>> One of the properties of a relation or table is that every row is
>>> unique. If this is so,
>>>    what do we do with a table of comments?
>>>    Let's say, i want to put comments on a play in a relation. Two
>>> different people say
>>>    "It was a great play". They both say exactly the same words. How
>>> can we put both comments
>>>     in the relation if we must have uniqueness?
>> If you want to preserve which person said what then the persons make the
>> row unique.
>> If you don't want to preserve which person said what, then there is
>> indeed no need for the extra row.
>>
>> Just my 2 cents
>> Cheers
>> Serge
>> --
>> Serge Rielau
>> DB2 Solutions Development
>> IBM Toronto Lab

>
> Comments are points in time. Comment 1 time a, comment 2 time b.
> It really depends on the app. If I say in my comment that a person
> requires a return call and that gets stored with no time or order
> reference, and another comment said called person, how do I know which
> came first. Does the called person refer to the first note or does
> the person require another call? I think the comment should have both
> time and key to know its origin.
>
>

Yep, all depends on ones requirements...
-- 
Serge Rielau
DB2 Solutions Development
IBM Toronto Lab
Received on Fri Jun 08 2007 - 15:36:45 CDT

Original text of this message

HOME | ASK QUESTION | ADD INFO | SEARCH | E-MAIL US