Re: storing survey answers of different data types

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 01:47:38 -0300
Message-ID: <49f1446d$0$5469$9a566e8b_at_news.aliant.net>



Bob Badour wrote:
> Joe Thurbon wrote:
> 

>> On Fri, 24 Apr 2009 14:05:00 +1000, paul c <toledobythesea_at_oohay.ac>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Bob Badour wrote:
>>>
>>>> paul c wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Bob Badour wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Joe Thurbon wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> ...
>>>>>
>>>>>>> Just wondering, if one of the requirements for a system included
>>>>>>> something like 'Be able to list all questionnaires', would
>>>>>>> you still consider one-table-per-questionairre a reasonable design?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Absolutely. It's a simple query from the system catalog.
>>>>>> ...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> How do you tell the 'questionnaire' tables from the other tables?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> However you want.
>>>
>>>
>>> Well, it's not me, the part-time mystic, I'd like to know how a
>>> system catalog/catalogue can signify the difference. Seems to me
>>> that the system becomes the app, which would be okay by me.
>>> 'Catlog', all due respect to Codd, is not a very useful word.
>>> What's the point of ddl when dml could suffice? I think it is
>>> baggage, mostly due to the physical limits of thirty or more years
>>> ago. DBMS's would be different today if not for those, and thirty
>>> years from now, most developers won't even know and a few might
>>> start to think like the Mott's Clamato man. So there!
>>
>>
>> Well, I googled "Mott Clamato man" expecting to see some sort of
>> literary reference. That's not exactly what I got.
>>
>> Suffice to say, I was following you until you brought him up. What
>> would Mott's Clamato man think?
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Joe

>
> He would think vodka and celery make a nice drink.

Uh, maybe with a little worchestershire and tobasco. Received on Thu Apr 23 2009 - 23:47:38 CDT

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