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

From: Laconic2 <laconic2_at_comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 08:51:14 -0400
Message-ID: <Bt2dndtajs_3bVPd4p2dnA@comcast.com>

"Tony" <andrewst_at_onetel.net.uk> wrote in message news:c0e3f26e.0406150123.4a35ce55_at_posting.google.com...

> Yes. So perhaps an RDBMS is less "idiot proof" than some other DBMSs.
> My preference would be have educated database designers designing the
> database, rather than ignorant aplication developers doing it. There
> really isn't that much to learn: the rules of normalisation can be
> taught in a day, surely.

You can learn HOW to normalize in a day. Learning WHEN to normalize takes months. And, if this topic is any indication, learning WHY to normalize can take an entire career. Received on Tue Jun 15 2004 - 07:51:14 CDT

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