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Re: DB Design Principles for RDBMS

From: Tony <andrewst_at_onetel.net.uk>
Date: 6 Mar 2003 09:54:58 -0800
Message-ID: <c0e3f26e.0303060549.1cd5c72c@posting.google.com>


Anton Versteeg <anton_versteeg_at_nnll.iibbmm.com> wrote in message news:<3E477A6C.B4CD774C_at_nnll.iibbmm.com>...
> 4. Do not over-normalize your database design

I'm not sure how useful that advice is to someone new to database design. They may think: "Hmmm... having to join from order_line to order to get the customer name is a bit much - let's not take normalisation THAT far!"

It seems to me that proper normalisation is NOT "over-normalisation", and it is far more common to see under-normalised database designs than over-normalised. Received on Thu Mar 06 2003 - 11:54:58 CST

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