Re: Natural keys vs Aritficial Keys

From: Michael Schuerig <>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 23:38:30 +0200
Message-ID: <gunbof$f74$>

Walter Mitty wrote:

> What I don't get is whether I've understood something that today's
> trendsetters never learned or whether they are taking into
> consideration matters that I never considered important, back in the
> day.

I suggest you look closely at the URLs displayed in your browser when visiting database-backed websites. You'll notice that numeric IDs are ubiquitous. I think that is already a large part of the answer to the question why artificial keys have become prevalent in certain quarters: Meaningless numbers are just very easy to stick into URLs.


Michael Schuerig
Received on Sat May 16 2009 - 23:38:30 CEST

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