Re: Towards a definition of atomic

From: Bob Badour <>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 16:49:03 -0400
Message-ID: <47a385bf$0$4035$>

David Portas wrote:

> "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".

They are operations. Received on Fri Feb 01 2008 - 21:49:03 CET

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