Subject RE: [Firebird-Architect] On the Five Normal Forms and IB7
Author Leyne, Sean (Ext. 225)

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marius Popa [mailto:jimi_compot@...]
> Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2003 3:57 PM
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> Subject: [Firebird-Architect] On the Five Normal Forms and IB7
> integrity should be at the server not the application
> quote :
> "I was at a presentation yesterday given by Borland
> regarding their "database product" Interbase 7. I
> asked a "silly" question relating to using their
> system with a fully normalized (to 5NF) database
> design - it was an attempt to see the reaction of the
> participants to mentioning relational database design.
> I have to admit that the reaction to my question
> brought forth mostly negative reactions - as if I was
> a fool to be even considering proper design. The
> reactions included many of the examples that I have
> read of in the various articles you have on your
> website.
> Only one other person even considered that data
> integrity (in all its many requirements) was worth
> more than a passing glance. Most of the reactions seem
> to be on the lines that data integrity was an
> application issue not a database design issue. In a
> brief discussion with this fellow, he mentioned 6NF. "
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