Re: DB Design Principles for RDBMS

From: stu <>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 08:48:56 -0000
Message-ID: <b49mgq$gae$1$>

"Tony" <> wrote in message
> Anton Versteeg <> wrote in message
> > 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!"

I read somewhere that it is a good idea to start with a fully normalised db then selectively denormalise only when you have a good reason to do so.

Stu Received on Fri Mar 07 2003 - 09:48:56 CET

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