Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Stumped on SQL Indexing/Bad Plan-ing
Author Ismael L. Donis Garcia
If, if and when it is possible. What I say is that they should come true on numerical fields and avoiding more of 1 for table, this is possible with a good design of the database.

I carry a lot of years (more of 16) accomplishing base designings of data and I have it more than proven. And of something he can be sure and it is that I do not violate the rules of integrity and normalization.

Best Regards
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----- Original Message -----
From: Norman Dunbar
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: [firebird-support] Re: Stumped on SQL Indexing/Bad Plan-ing

On 11/08/11 16:27, Ismael L. Donis Garcia wrote:
> The join you should always avoid them,
> ...
> this not only you should apply it in firebird
> but in all the systems of SQL that you use.

I'm not sure I follow what you are saying, avoid joins? In a relational

Relational databases are built to perform joins, that's basically the
point, you design the database, normalising your data into separate
entities (which become tables) and when you run a query, you join these
various tables back together as required for that particular query.

Some data warehouse systems do advocate de-normalisation, but that's
different from normal running of an RDBMS. (Plus, denormalisation has
been proven to reduce response times.)

Of course, I might have misunderstood your original posting. In which
case, apologies.


Norman Dunbar
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