Normalization of data files has been discussed since the S/38 and John Sears
talking about Dr. Codd. The use of RPG or Cobol to access the files did not
detract from a developers ability to normalize the data. It just got to be
weird after getting beyond the third level or normalization...
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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Matt Olson
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:25 PM
Subject: Anyone have a well normalized DB2 database and use RPG?
It seems if you don't use embedded SQL to access data, chaining becomes a
nightmare in RPG in very well normalized databases or you get logical file
"forests" where logical files propagate like crazy.
Most databases I have seen in RPG environments are not very normalized,
presumably because it's easier to chain to them when all the data is just
there in one file rather than multiple nested files.
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