Subject Re: [firebird-support] DB with bad design
Nico, I think you already know the answer. No.
You, or someone else with database experience, needs to look at this
system before the company invests time and energy in moving it - and
then has a big disappointment.
Good luck
Alan J Davies

Quoting Nico Callewaert <>:

> Hi everybody,
> I was wondering of a DB that was poorly designed could perform
> better under FB 2.5 ? Now the DB is running under FB 1.5 Super
> Server. We would switch to 2.5 SuperClassic.
> To me the database looks more like a trashcan, instead of a DB. No
> foreign keys, in every table computed fields that do select's on
> other tables, all documents (quotes, orders, invoices, delivery
> notes,....) are all together in 1 big table, seperated by a "CODE",
> that results in poor selectivity, etc, etc..... It's just 1 big
> mess. And now they think that switching from FB 1.5 SuperServer to
> FB 2.5 SuperClassic will do the magic trick. I don't share that
> view. But could it be I'm wrong ?
> It seems typical to me (at least in the country where I work), that
> the person with the least technical knowledge is authorized to do
> the decision making, just because he or she is working in that
> office already x number of years. I don't get it...
> Many thanks in advance,
> N.
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