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Re^3: An improved technique for database primary keys

by herveus (Parson)
on Nov 08, 2010 at 15:55 UTC ( #870134=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: An improved technique for database primary keys
in thread An alternate technique for database primary keys

Howdy!

...and you describe exactly the kind of situation where a surrogate key becomes necessary.

I simply object to the terminology which implies that primary keys are, necessarily, opaque values stored in a single column. Changing the title to refer to surrogate keys would fix that.

yours,
Michael


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