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

From: Anthony W. Youngman <wol_at_thewolery.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 01:44:38 +0100
Message-ID: <9WLYOHU2x40AFw8C@thewolery.demon.co.uk>


In message <40cd4e12$0$35145$e4fe514c_at_news.xs4all.nl>, mAsterdam <mAsterdam_at_vrijdag.org> writes
>>>>They make the usual design tradeoffs based on whichever
>>>>implementation they
>>>>are doing. The M solution can toggle to show you an R view
>>>>of the solution,
>>>
>>>... and have the R view show *all* data present in the M solution ...
>> No data would be lost by viewing it as relational, but metadata
>>would be.
>
>Why not provide the metadata?

Where? The only place relational can store it (*as* *metadata*) is in the app.

Cheers,
Wol

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