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Re: Plea for help - Normalisation Problem

From: skotske <skotske_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 23:19:10 +0000
Message-ID: <9_aH9.2897$8e2.1750@news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk>


David Cressey wrote:

> There is yet another way to change the unnormalised database to 1NF. The
> two relations would be
>
>

>>Loans(#LoanNo, #cdID, Surname, Telephone, E-mail, DateOut, DueBack)
>>CDs( #cdID, Artist, Title, Label, DateBought)

>
>
> Here the repetition is that one CD may be borrowed multiple times. In your
> example, the repetition is that multiple CDs may be taken out in a single
> loan. Both are true.
>
> I don't know if this helps.

Yeah, thanks... things are becoming a bit clearer. But as I replied to the other response I'm still a bit confused as to how you know why the composite key is in the first relation?

K Received on Tue Dec 03 2002 - 17:19:10 CST

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