Re: design question

From: Palooka <>
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2008 21:34:27 +0100
Message-ID: <cPBwk.93521$Ff2.59343@newsfe13.ams2>

DA Morgan wrote:
> If you don't store numbers as numbers you can not do math. If you do
> not store dates as dates you can not do date math. Storing everything
> as strings made sense on mainframes 20 years ago. It has no place in a
> modern RDBMS.

Oh yes it does. They want to use the database as a bit bucket and write a million lines of Java. Might as well use flat files for the data, and save on the database licences.

Sorry, I am in a bad mood.

Palooka Received on Sat Sep 06 2008 - 15:34:27 CDT

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