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2010-11-03

The Many Forms of a Single Fact

William Kent back in 1988 – The Many Forms of a Single Fact:

"There is an underlying fallacy, namely the assumption that a simple binary fact (relationship or attribute) always maps simply into a pair of fields. While that is the foundation of current data design methodologies, there exist a troublesome number of exceptions in practice."

(Via Johannes Schmidt.)

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 09:17:47 +0000