[BiO BB] RE: Normalization WAS: database design question

Michael Gruenberger mgruenb at gmx.net
Tue Mar 2 12:50:21 EST 2004

Thanks for the clarifications! I pretty much agree with everything you
said. Of course you need a lot of experience to be able to design good
data models and once you have the experience you probably don't have to
go through the formal process of normalizing a database, because you
just instinctively know what works best.

But still in order to get the experience you have to start somewhere and
you have to give a beginner an entry point and showing them
normalization with some good examples has worked for me in most cases...

This thread started by someone asking for some guidance on how to design
his database and I still think that pointing that guy to normalization
was a good idea. It would be interesting to get some feedback though and
to know whether reading about normalization helped that guy!


On Tue, 2004-03-02 at 17:00, Svensson, B.A.T. (HKG) wrote:

> That's not what I tried to say; Applying the theory makes things
> more complicated then they are. In short: it's a waste of time
> in everyday work.

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