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Re: combined Primary key's ... newbie

From: --CELKO-- <71062.1056_at_compuserve.com>
Date: 26 Sep 2001 14:54:59 -0700
Message-ID: <c0d87ec0.0109261354.406fbec2@posting.google.com>


>> I've normalised my documents and ended up with a lot of compound
primary
key's (up to 4) in my tables. They contains more foreign key's than actual data. <<

That can happen and it is fine.

If you add a single column dummy key, you would still have to have uniqueness constraints on the present keys, then you would have to validate the dummy key against the natural key. You will probably get faster joins, but the database will get corrupted. Received on Wed Sep 26 2001 - 16:54:59 CDT

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