Re: Natural keys vs Aritficial Keys

From: Bob Badour <>
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2009 17:56:00 -0300
Message-ID: <4a4d1ee3$0$23742$>

lawpoop wrote:

> 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?

Of course. Natural keys are just familiar surrogates. Received on Thu Jul 02 2009 - 22:56:00 CEST

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