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Re: Some Humor

From: Jonathan Leffler <jleffler_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 05:22:12 GMT
Message-ID: <8uNte.7363$jX6.6924@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net>


Jan Hidders wrote:
> Dan wrote:
>

>> ThirdNormalForm:
>>
>>    1. The key
>>    2. The whole key
>>    3. And nothing but the key
>>
>> So help me Codd.

>
>
> Pop-quiz! Does this describe 3NF or BCNF? Explain Why.

BCNF. IIRC, 3NF permits an FD that references part of a candidate key, and therefore fails on the third point.

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