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? Regards, 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. [SNIP] +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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