Oracle FAQ Your Portal to the Oracle Knowledge Grid
HOME | ASK QUESTION | ADD INFO | SEARCH | E-MAIL US
 

Home -> Community -> Usenet -> comp.databases.theory -> Re: Order & meaning in a proposition

Re: Order & meaning in a proposition

From: Jan Hidders <jan.hidders_at_REMOVETHIS.pandora.be>
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 19:54:31 GMT
Message-ID: <X%Ycc.63583$iR4.4127855@phobos.telenet-ops.be>


Lemming wrote:
>
> 1NF does indeed remove ordering information, unless you put it back
> (if it's important) within the data itself.

Actually, normalization never loses information that wasn't there in the first place. Of course, if you "normalize" a list by simply assuming that it is a set, you will lose information, but that is not how you should normalize such a data structure.

Received on Wed Apr 07 2004 - 14:54:31 CDT

Original text of this message

HOME | ASK QUESTION | ADD INFO | SEARCH | E-MAIL US