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After programming in other languages for almost 18 years, I learned Pascal. I found Pascal's infix operators easy to write and, more importantly,...
David Cressey
04-01-2007 06:39 PM
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Hi- I've been banging my head over how to represent this theoretical example: in a group of people, trying to keep track of who is friends with...
mlefkon@yahoo.com
04-01-2007 10:14 AM
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Hi, I need to insert a fixed parameter along with data from a query as part of an insert statement. The statement looks like this. insert into tab...
littldo@gmail.com
04-01-2007 09:35 AM
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Ed Prochak wrote: Nick
Nicholas King
04-01-2007 12:48 AM
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I need to run a report on numbers in a range of numbers. Each one increments 8 from the last. For example: 10000 10008 10016 etc.
Larry D
03-31-2007 03:17 PM
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The recent threads on possreps and floating point made me think about fixed point arithmetic, again. I'm going to refer you to the Wikipedia entry...
David Cressey
03-31-2007 02:45 PM
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X-No-Archive:yes I see people putting XML documents in databases. Why do they do this, what is the logic behind it? Why not just put the data into...
Karen Hill
03-31-2007 06:11 AM
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Given a relation R(x,y) when does x->y functional dependency holds? Let's try several relational algebra expressions over R. 1. Self join: R /\ R....
Aloha Kakuikanu
03-30-2007 08:20 AM
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Over in a neighboring thread, the prospect of XML inside the DBMS is recieving a fairly well deserved bashing. Here, I'm gonna point out one fairly...
DBMS_Plumber
03-29-2007 06:39 PM
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Here's another example of floating point errors, that's even simpler than the 21200 plus 2.5% example. int i; float x = 0; for (i = 1; i < 100;...
David Cressey
03-29-2007 03:46 PM
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This is more of me trying to sort out my confusion about possreps. Lately I have been thinking about numeric types. I find the situation...
Marshall
03-29-2007 03:36 PM
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It seems like there are two ways to implement database replication in a master/slave configuration: replicating DML or replicating insert/delete...
Marshall
03-28-2007 08:54 PM
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On Mar 25, 3:26 am, Joe Thurbon <use... (AT) thurbon (DOT) com> wrote: Yeah, that's a fair point. The column-type storage costs are O(1), vs....
Bob Badour
03-28-2007 06:15 PM
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Example: suppose I'm storing responses to a diagnostic interview. One of the questions asked of the subject is something like 7. Have you always...
sinister
03-26-2007 06:19 PM
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On Mar 23, 9:18 pm, Joe Thurbon <use... (AT) thurbon (DOT) com> wrote: Difficult to say without knowing the business rules that constrain...
TroyK
03-26-2007 12:51 PM
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I'm working on a conceptual model (ie 'thinking about' / 'air code') to implement a small operating system (extensible of course) that is built...
christianlott1@yahoo.com
03-25-2007 09:29 AM
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Joe Thurbon wrote: Joe, I'm guessing that Fabian P meant to say something like "If no trivial multivalued dependencies exist ...". As Date puts...
paul c
03-24-2007 10:59 AM
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Assume that I have the following data: Product, Category (assume all numerals) I need to perform the following queries at various times: 1. For a...
cnlai
03-22-2007 02:46 PM
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Any thought's on using negative numbers as surrogate primary keys? Working with some folks who are of the opinion that using ranges such as -1,-2,-3...
Tam OShanter
03-22-2007 10:14 AM
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Hello all, I would like your opinion and experience on the performance of writing large datasets. I am writing in one loop about 3.5 million rows...
jma
03-22-2007 03:07 AM
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I took a quick peek on my bookshelf, the one that has to do with computing. About half the books should be cleared off, but I probably won't get...
Walt
03-18-2007 11:51 PM
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In the topic about building an OODB from an RDBMS point of view, I may have mistaken the meaning of Dmitry's term "surrogate identifier". I...
Walt
03-16-2007 01:37 PM
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Hi all, I unfortunately have undertaken a clumsy task, however, I was asking for it. I am facing the problem of having a number of remote...
jma
03-16-2007 08:37 AM
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On Thu, 15 Mar 2007 01:31:26 GMT, Bob Badour wrote: Which is exactly what ANY programming is about = describing tasks to be carried out by a...
Dmitry Shuklin
03-15-2007 02:44 AM
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I was interviewing a guy today, and he had obviously been formally schooled in ERM. Every time I run in to that I feel vaguely left out. I don't have...
Marshall
03-14-2007 06:37 PM
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I have found myself in many times, when talking about (R)DBMS "Worse than MySQL: Just Ms Access". Often I'm challenged, "really? who says...
cesarvegamx@gmail.com
03-14-2007 05:51 PM
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Hello all, I am facing the following task: I want to benchmark different solutions for storing large amounts of finite element data from different...
jma
03-14-2007 05:18 AM
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Hello Friends, I would like to know performance of Join. So give me your feedback on following two CASES. which one is good and why? Also explain me...
Mitul
03-13-2007 12:09 PM
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Hi, I am trying to get my head around who to best design a couple of tables for performance. The entities are fake so ignore that, I am just...
Timasmith
03-12-2007 01:33 PM
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It seems to me that, sometimes, relationships in data are discovered by other people than the ones who initially tabulated the data. This...
Walt
03-08-2007 11:53 PM
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On Feb 28, 6:46 am, "JOG" <j... (AT) cs (DOT) nott.ac.uk> wrote: Since I wasn't able to reply to everything in the last one, I thought I'd return to...
dawn
03-08-2007 09:29 AM
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Hi, The following is a part of an empirical effort for designing a computing model for optimizing relation physical represention...
Cimode
03-06-2007 02:57 PM
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"A typical SQL DBMS requires _drastically_ faster hardware than a hierarchical database to provide even roughly equivalent response time -- to the...
frebe
03-06-2007 01:31 PM
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I hope no one will mind too much if I take a break from our usual sort of discussion and talk about database theory for a bit. I feel like free...
Marshall
03-06-2007 10:02 AM
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Hi, I read an interview with Chris Date (http://www.dbmsmag.com/ int9410.html) which made me a little bit confused. He claims that having an array as...
frebe
03-06-2007 04:19 AM
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Okay, we mentioned possreps in passing in a recent thread. I'm still unclear on their value. Thought I'd try to talk it through and see what...
Marshall
03-04-2007 04:19 PM
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Hi, I'm wondering if there is any tip or trick how to find ALL candidate keys (CK) for a relation and its FDs, w/o using kind of "brute...
Mike M
03-03-2007 07:50 PM
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On Feb 16, 4:40 am, Joe Thurbon <use... (AT) thurbon (DOT) com> wrote: No you are pretty much on the money there imo Joe. I am happy to put up with...
David BL
03-03-2007 01:48 PM
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Is anybody aware of literature about algorithms to remove a range of records from a B-Tree, and doing bulk insertion, or better of a table storage...
laurentoget@gmail.com
03-02-2007 03:35 PM
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A little thread I stumbled onto this morning...A sad sign of our time...
Cimode
02-28-2007 03:34 PM
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Bruce C. Baker wrote: A slightly longer view would recognize that the Brits during the heights of their Empire also got their butts kicked in places...
Bob Badour
02-26-2007 10:21 PM
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I recently finished one of my old college text books that I never read named "An Introduction to Database Systems" by Date. A lot of the concepts in...
jlowery
02-26-2007 07:56 PM
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Hi all, can any one give me good examples of bcnf, 4nf, 5nf & denormalization
sam
02-22-2007 04:22 AM
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Can an empty set contain an empty set? Is it valid according to set theory? If so, what does it correlate to in the real world? (when last explained...
Neo
02-19-2007 02:27 AM
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Does anyone know if Zipf's law is still being used in the design of corporate database software?
A E Neumann
02-17-2007 02:27 PM
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On Jan 24, 9:43 am, Joe Thurbon <use... (AT) thurbon (DOT) com> wrote: Thanks for this Joe. Just to clarify this, my limited knowledge of SOL began...
Tonkuma
02-15-2007 06:11 PM
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Troels Arvin posted a probelm in the DB2 newsgroup in which he had a data source with CHAR (n) data that was supposed to be in ISO-8601 format (i.e...
-CELKO-
02-13-2007 09:57 PM
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Hi all, i have 1st started isqlplus using isqlplusctl start and i gave http://localhost:5560/isqlplus in browser it neither gives the isqlplus nor...
nagur4study
02-12-2007 07:27 AM
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Just ran across this: "Inspired by The Third Manifesto, a book by Chris Date and Hugh Darwen, we're putting forward an implementation of a truly...
Marshall
02-12-2007 06:32 AM
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Hello, I have a relational database design question that I cannot seem to solve in an aesthatically pleasingly way; I was hoping someone could help...
chezball@gmail.com
02-11-2007 04:14 PM
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