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I suspect you hit the central problem square on the head.   And, just for completeness:   you can also represent many-to-many relationships in an SQL database ... this requires three tables.   For example:

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by CountZero (Bishop) on Feb 20, 2015 at 09:46 UTC
    Yes and that is even the better solution in case (returning to my example) one has authors which have authored multiple books.


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      You probably know this but I want to clarify for other readers. Many to many works, and is a more flexible idea, but only necessarily applies when a book has more than one author (and an author has more than one book of course). One author has many books v many books have many authors.