Re: Towards a definition of atomic

From: David Portas <>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 20:22:43 -0000
Message-ID: <>

"Bob Badour" <> wrote in message news:47a34585$0$4044$
> The important thing in this discussion is: The relational model treats
> domain values as neither composable nor decomposable. They are simply
> values upon which one may evaluate defined operations.
> Thus, no decompositions of attributes are meaningful from the perspective
> of the RM.

Aren't UNGROUP and UNWRAP decompositions of attributes in Tutorial D? If not, I don't know what you mean by "decomposition".

David Portas
Received on Fri Feb 01 2008 - 21:22:43 CET

Original text of this message