Re: DB Design Principles for RDBMS

From: Tony <>
Date: 6 Mar 2003 09:54:58 -0800
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Anton Versteeg <> wrote in message news:<>...
> 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 - 18:54:58 CET

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