[Pdx-pm] (OT) Database design guru

Jeff Zucker jeff at vpservices.com
Thu Jan 23 21:12:21 CST 2003

Curtis Poe wrote:

> I'm going nuts with a problem at work regarding a database normalization 

Something else to think about: might you have a situation in which a 
customer's country is known and that country has states but the 
customer's state is unknown?  Should that be different from the case 
where there simply are no states for a given country? (I would guess it 
should be)

If you want a real DBA type answer, try comp.databases.theory. People 
like Joe Celko (formerly on the ANSI SQL committee) and Jan Hilders 
(comp sci. prof with great knowledge) hang out there and are willing to 
provide advice as long as you provide DDL for your problem (as you did).


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