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Re: Pizza Example

From: Anthony W. Youngman <wol_at_thewolery.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 01:18:00 +0100
Message-ID: <L+gV0RG4i0cAFwZf@thewolery.demon.co.uk>


In message <c0e3f26e.0404060027.55c61183_at_posting.google.com>, Tony <andrewst_at_onetel.net.uk> writes
>> Anyway, who says the Pick approach is unstructured? If you go back to
>> Dawn's original output, surely that is very similar to a relational
>> view, ie it's structured in a manner you understand?
>>
>> More to the point, it's structured in a manner the database can
>> understand, which isn't the case if the information is scattered across
>> multiple tables :-)
>
>What makes you say that? The DBMS can 100% understand the data
>"scattered" across multiple tables with appropriate constraints
>defined. 100%.

Does the database understand that all these tables refer to the same real-world object?

Cheers,
Wol

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Received on Tue Apr 06 2004 - 19:18:00 CDT

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