Re: Why is database integrity so impopular ?

From: David BL <>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 00:28:36 -0700 (PDT)
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On Oct 14, 12:17 am, DBMS_Plumber <> wrote:

> If you mandate that a column cannot contain a NULL, setting a DEFAULT
> means that when a programmer legitimately doesn't have a value for the
> column they aren't obliged to put in there the first thing that
> springs to mind.

How can a programmer legitimately not have a value for the column? Doesn’t that imply that the schema is inadequate (for supporting partial information)? Received on Tue Oct 14 2008 - 09:28:36 CEST

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