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Re: Is this bad design ?

From: Tony <andrewst_at_onetel.net.uk>
Date: 11 Mar 2004 03:00:42 -0800
Message-ID: <c0e3f26e.0403110300.acd7044@posting.google.com>


"Dawn M. Wolthuis" <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com> wrote in message news:<c2o8i0$d2k$1_at_news.netins.net>...
> "Marshall Spight" <mspight_at_dnai.com> wrote in message
> news:ueN3c.934$YG.7776_at_attbi_s01...
> > "Dawn M. Wolthuis" <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com> wrote in message
> news:c2nj16$cm3$1_at_news.netins.net...
> > > >
> <snip>
> > There are areas where we want the computer to improve on the brain, such
> as
> > > in accurate aggregations, but there are other areas where an RDBMS pales
> in
> > > comparison to what the brain is capable of doing. If you decide you
> need to
> > > search not just on last name but on substrings in the department name,
> as in
> > > Ben's example, the brain adapts to this change quickly while an RDBMS
> does
> > > not.
> >
> > In what way does simply changing the name of the column in the where
> clause
> > of an sql query not quickly adapting?
>
> The answer is in the fact that the users and computer professionals, it
> sounds like opted to add a department value to the end of the last name for
> search purposes.

Dawn, either I have "lost the thread" here are you have. I remember reading a thread about that but it wasn't this one. This one was about the Mother and Child tables! Received on Thu Mar 11 2004 - 05:00:42 CST

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