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

From: Anthony W. Youngman <wol_at_thewolery.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 18:27:19 +0100
Message-ID: <SI7zJjE3Xy0AFwZq@thewolery.demon.co.uk>


In message <cage91$kif$1_at_news.netins.net>, Dawn M. Wolthuis <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com> writes
>> Not that there aren't things you "just have to know" in a schema of
>tables,
>> but the Pick people treat it as though it's "intuitively obvious". Maybe
>to
>> an SME, but maybe not to everybody else.
>
>No we don't -- oddly enough, it is though. smiles. --dawn
>

Oddly enough, I've just been trying to get to grips with our new SQL database. And I asked "how do I know which tables belong together?" I was told that, given an individual table, I couldn't find out which other tables "join"ed to it. I "just had to know".

With Pick, you just have to LIST DICT FILENAME, and chances are it'll be there in front of you. Certainly you get all the files that FILENAME links to, if not the files that link to FILENAME (probably the same set).

Cheers,
Wol

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