Re: Normalization by Composing, not just Decomposing
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 12:23:18 -0500
"Laconic2" <laconic2_at_comcast.net> wrote in message
> It's easier to form desired sets if you start with 1NF. That's why Codd
> described 1NF as "normal form".
> By "easier" I don't mean fewer machine cycles. I mean conceptually
Would it be conceptually easier to talk that way too? I would like a pizza with pepperoni on it I would like a pizza with mozarella cheese on it I would like a pizza with feta cheese on it I would like a pizza with a tomato-based sauce on it I would like a pizza with a Chicago-style crust
There, I've got my talkin' normalized! We should teach children to talk this way since it is conceptually somuch easier, eh? smiles. --dawn
> Thinking in terms of sets is basic to relational transforms of data.
> It's easy to turn a body of data in 1NF into a hierarachical report. Even
> the Datatrieve report writer would do that, way back before there were any
> relational DBMS products on the VAX!
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