Re: Oracle and PICK

From: Anthony W. Youngman <>
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 12:56:50 +0100
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In message <RMZgc.51742$aD.38523_at_edtnps89>, Dale Benedict <> writes
>The invoice information, billing, ship-to, and all order lines containing,
>part numbers, quantity for each part, cost at invoice time, retail amount
>billed at invoice time etc. Read such a record and most of the required
>information is already read. There is no need to look up into a
>invoice-line number table to retrieve all the invoice line information. In
>Pick all that may be left to do is to look into the parts inventory table to
>retrieve a description. Heck, even the description at the time if invoicing
>may want to be saved just in case the powers that be insist on recreating
>the invoice exactly at some later date.

Actually, the "description at the time" should be stored somehow (maybe make the lookup-table entries immutable) otherwise you can't recreate a copy of the invoice.

Actually, that sort of mistake is something I would suspect was more typical of a novice relational analyst, not a Pick one. You're making me question that :-)


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