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HF-SQL: Design choices

Amit Wadhwaa
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Joined: Feb 15, 2007
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One of the difficulties I face as a programmer/ amateur application designer is how to decide on the tables and when to split them (normalize) and what kind of design. That is should I generally have Small no of large tables or Large no of small tables- From my point of view it comes to Ease of use/Performance vs Normalization/Ease of understanding(Really! I am not sure!)

The authors talk about covering normalization in another thread, what other db design topics are covered in the book?

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Lynn Beighley
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Joined: Sep 12, 2007
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I'd add these:
Choosing Primary Keys
Choosing Foreign Keys
Normalizing (1NF, 2NF, 3NF)

Lynn Beighley<br />Author, Head First SQL
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