Re: Domain

From: Joe \ <joe_at_bftsi0.UUCP>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 11:05:12 -0800
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"Dawn M. Wolthuis" <> wrote in message <news:bspsmq$eqo$>...

> "Joe "Nuke Me Xemu" Foster" <joe_at_bftsi0.UUCP> wrote in message
> > "portroe" <> wrote in message
> <news:bspj1d$m3r$01$>...
> >
> > > can anybody give me a definition of domain as applied to DB theory,
> >
> > If a DBMS had proper support for defining types, domains would be types.
> > Just as most modern programming languages support the creation of new
> > types, RDBMS' should support the creation and use of new domains.

> I agree except that I would state it more like "DBMS's should use modern
> programming languages where classes define types aka domains"

Oh no, you're a Pure OOPie-head as well?? =^|

> To answer the original question, without looking up anyone else's
> definition, I'd say that a domain is a named set of possible attribute
> values for a specified attribute.

That sounds more like a "field" with a "validation rule" to me...

Joe Foster <>  "Regged" again? <>
WARNING: I cannot be held responsible for the above        They're   coming  to
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Received on Mon Dec 29 2003 - 20:05:12 CET

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