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Re: Limit on the number of relations in a database

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_golden.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 13:13:58 -0500
Message-ID: <LaudnV6eAoo-Mc3d4p2dnA@golden.net>


"Paul Vernon" <paul.vernon_at_ukk.ibmm.comm> wrote in message news:c2peie$12qk$1_at_gazette.almaden.ibm.com...
> "Bob Badour" <bbadour_at_golden.net> wrote in message
> news:F9adnV8Cz_Ex_dLd4p2dnA_at_golden.net...
> > "Paul Vernon" <paul.vernon_at_ukk.ibmm.comm> wrote in message
> > news:c2n5gg$23ts$1_at_gazette.almaden.ibm.com...
> > > "Bob Badour" <bbadour_at_golden.net> wrote in message
> > > news:4fmdnbSTrq9wG9PdRVn-uA_at_golden.net...
> > > > "Paul Vernon" <paul.vernon_at_ukk.ibmm.comm> wrote in message
> > > > news:c27tbf$2mg0$1_at_gazette.almaden.ibm.com...
> > > > > "Drago Ganic" <drago.ganic_at_in2.hr> wrote in message
> > > > > news:c1r4ku$dku$1_at_sunce.iskon.hr...
> > > > > [snip]
> > > > > > I do agree that we can model relations so that all attributs are
> > "not
> > > > > null"
> > > > > > and work with 2VL. That is one solution (i don't think it's a
> > > practical
> > > > > one,
> > > > > > because we get far to many relations in our data model).
> > > > >
> > > > > In theory, what's the practical limit for the number of relations
in
> a
> > > > > database?
> > > >
> > > > That's an interesting question. In practice, what's the theoretical
> > limit?
> > > >
> > >
> > > I think the question is, which theory(s) do we bring to bear.
> >
> > It was a joke Paul. Theory and practice--much like immovable objects and
> > irresistable forces--define different universes.
> >

>

> And never the twain will meet?

>
> Surly the goal is to make them meet.

I disagree. The goal is to make them useful. Received on Thu Mar 11 2004 - 12:13:58 CST

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