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Re: How to model searchable properties of an entity

From: Laconic2 <laconic2_at_comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2004 15:47:46 -0400
Message-ID: <BqWdnRZTw9J59oPcRVn-hg@comcast.com>

"--CELKO--" <jcelko212_at_earthlink.net> wrote in message news:18c7b3c2.0408141102.52d7eb35_at_posting.google.com...
> >> May be I did not clarify my problem. My business needs are I need
> to allow users to define attributes on the fly. This is not the DBA's
> fault. <<
>
> But it is his responsibility. You do not let users define attributes
> on the fly. NEVER.

I get your point, but the attitude you recommend sometimes just does not prevail in the real world.

It reminds me of the lawyer, commenting on some celebrity case, who says, "I would never permit my client to talk to the press." That's a good poistion to take, but the lawyer isn't in control, much as he'd like to be.

It would be better to simply tell such a person what is going to go wrong. You did this, quite well, in the rest of the post that i quoted above. Received on Sat Aug 14 2004 - 14:47:46 CDT

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