February 25, 2001

Mysql: Introduction to normalization

Author: JT Smith

Anthony writes "'Why can't I meet any databases that are just normal?' ~ roadtrip." Part of being a database programmer is understanding key relationships between different types of information, and how to store data in tables in a way that is logical, efficient, and scalable. One structured way of achieving the best logical organization and eliminating dysfunctional relationships is called Normalization, and it involves 3 steps: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd normal form. Complete

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