Re: Natural keys vs Aritficial Keys

From: lawpoop <>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 10:11:43 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jul 2, 11:24 am, Bob Badour <> wrote:

> > Isn't any key that partially relies on a date/time field thereby
> > partially artificial?
> All keys are equally artificial. They are after all artifices for
> identifying things. Your own name is an artifice chosen by your parents
> and to which you were conditioned to respond. Unless your name is George
> Foreman or Prince Michael, it was chosen to be somewhat unique for your
> parents' ease of reference.

If all keys are equally artificial, is a natural key then artificial? Received on Thu Jul 02 2009 - 19:11:43 CEST

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