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Re: In an RDBMS, what does "Data" mean?

From: Eric Kaun <ekaun_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 16:21:41 GMT
Message-ID: <pgkzc.25517$_g6.23406@newssvr31.news.prodigy.com>


"Dawn M. Wolthuis" <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com> wrote in message news:cage91$kif$1_at_news.netins.net...
> Keep in mind that unlike an RDBMS schema, the vocabulary for MV/PICK
systems
> is descriptive of the data and not constraining. The same data can be
> described in many different ways. The association would really be a type
of
> derived data.

How is this useful? I've seen this in COBOL layouts, and was underwhelmed; it always seemed to cause more problems (and invite even others) than it appeared to solve. How is this more effective than a view, for example?

Received on Mon Jun 14 2004 - 11:21:41 CDT

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