Re: DB Design Principles for RDBMS

From: Niall Litchfield <n-litchfield_at_audit-commission.gov.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 15:38:39 -0000
Message-ID: <3e47c780$0$22731$ed9e5944_at_reading.news.pipex.net>


"Paul Vernon" <paul.vernon_at_ukk.ibmm.comm> wrote in message news:b284p4$hiu$1_at_sp15at20.hursley.ibm.com...
> "Anton Versteeg" <anton_versteeg_at_nnll.iibbmm.com> wrote in message
> news:3E477A6C.B4CD774C_at_nnll.iibbmm.com...
>
> or alternatively...
>
> > 1. Keep it simple
>
> Make it as complex as sufices to capture the detail of the thing being
modeled

there is an expression of Occam's razor that applies here IMO. 'keep it as simple as possible, but no simpler'.

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Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA
Audit Commission UK
Received on Mon Feb 10 2003 - 16:38:39 CET

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