• Subject: Re: Record Length
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 07:39:19 -0700
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

Well, of course, Alan.  If he has to denormalize it to do it, there is no
good reason to do it.  Database files should *always* be normalized.

Scott didn't mention anything about normalization though.  Which is why
I asked the question, better for what?


Jim Langston

Alan Campin wrote:

> Sorry but I disagree strongly.
> Your tables should be normalized. If all the attributes(fields) in the table
> is based on the key and nothing but the key, then you know what size your
> record is. The data base normalization tells you what goes in each table.


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