Database design is the process of specifying the logical and/or physical parts of a database. The goal of database design is to make a representation of some "universe of discourse" - the types of facts, business rules and other requirements that the database is intended to model.

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Dimension or Degenerate Dimension?

I am taking a course on data warehousing. Currently, I am reading through Ralph Kimball's Data Warehouse Toolkit. I understand that a degenerate dimension is a dimension key that is stored in a fact ...
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Setting up a new database

I'm setting up a new basic database and wanted some on advice on the best approach to do this with. This would be a database in SQL Server 2012 and would be a reservation system for a customer. I have ...
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How to find usage of each object in other objects from a database?

I am with the task of taking an old SQL Server database and identify all of it's objects and their relationships, because the one who made it did not bother to use any foreign key, he just made all ...
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Database revision needed for sports events database

This is not a code review but more of a database schema review. I have a sports events website that I am doing in my spare time. I need assistance with the database design. I am about 80% completed. ...
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I got a database in CSV file and would like to create a ERD diagram [on hold]

I got a database in CSV file and would like to create a ERD diagram, what is the best approach for this? The CSV file comes from a 20 tab Excel spread sheet and hence, so far, I am selecting each tab ...
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Inserting data into multiple tables

For my system, students are required to create a user account by completing a registration form (personal, contact and course details; also username and password). I need to collect registration data ...
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When there is a Type 1 and type 2 SCD in a dimension table, how are updates to the type 1 column handled after the type 2 column is updated?

Eg: ID Type1SCD Type2SCD FromDate todate 1000 100 ABC 01-JUL-2014 NULL Now, Type2SCD is updated ID Type1SCD Type2SCD FromDate todate 1000 100 ABC 01-JUL-2014 12-JUL-2014 ...
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pass data from deleted table to another

This is the situation: I have a table, with name TABLE_1 I would like delete TABLE_1 and then create another table with the same name and some of its columns. TABLE_1 has records, but I need to pass ...
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performance questions in database design

I need to describe a set of studies that are practiced to a patient, every patient have a "Clinical History", that are described in another table called "Clinical History Lines"(hclines) Every visit ...
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Heterogeneous ordered list of value

I have the following object model: class A { List<Thing> orderedListOfThings; } interface Thing { } class X implements Thing { int attr; } class Y implements Thing { String ...
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DBF corrupted database

I'm in great trouble here. I'm using Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 on my Windows 7 machine. I had some DBF files which was created in MS Visual FoxPro. The files were undoubtedly valuable since they ...
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What is the optimal way to get a tabular view from an Entity-Attribute-Model table?

Following up on my previous question, I have created a table for storing measurements of different physical quantities. The schema looks like this: CREATE TABLE sensorreadings ( time TIMESTAMP, ...
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A better database model for level of product-information in service and maintenance environment

This is a tough question and rewriting it now for a couple of times. I have a question about a good, more solid way to design my database model about service and maintenance. My main problem are the ...
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Database design for large incoming data

I've been tasked to design a database to handle a large volume of incoming traffic from sensor readings, possibly 1,000s an hour when it's at full strength. Each reading will be relatively short - ...
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How to model when you could have many (thousands of) attributes to a table (product)?

We have a main table, let's say, Product. It has several general attributes like 'Product Name', Manufacturer ID, etc. As of now, all these attributes are implemented in the data model as columns to ...
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Handling a chat room in a database

I have been searching all day to find a better answer to my question but those I found was useful but do not critically analyse my question. I am building a chat room using php, mysql, jquery and ...
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How to share Users table between Clients and Customers?

I have a rental system where the system admin can add clients and their users. Each client's user can manage products, categories, orders etc., as well as their own customers. However, while ...
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Mixed search in multiple columns

I have a table which has a particular column of type JSON, where some user's contact information are stored. I can alter the table and add new columns with cached values to increase search performance ...
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employees Evaluation System database

I am new to database designing I want to design an Employees Evaluation System for a company. Based on Competencies Rating Each Manager will rate his/her employees at the end of each year for 6 ...
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getting one day timestamp in mysql

Please consider the following stored procedure I have: ORIGINAL Stored Procedure: -- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Routine DDL -- Note: comments ...
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Master data vs reference data + FK? [on hold]

I want to ask some advice on data architecture. As we all know, data can be splitted to master data and slowly-changing/often versioned reference data, usually connected to master data by one-to-many ...
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Enforce referential integrity between two groups of data

I have two sets of records: A collection of rules. A collection of actions to perform based on those rules. What I'm trying to model is something like this: Multiple rules can be grouped ...
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primary_key problem in MySql view

I have 3 tables. and I want to create a view. There is no problem about generating SQL qeury and creating a view. but when I want to use this view in my web app it says me (LIKE THIS): "your view's ...
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SQL or NoSQL for structured clinical data [closed]

I'm designing a database for a primary health center, the idea We basically have a Patient with many Encounters, also the Encounters have to be entered from different Users (Health Professionals). ...
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Optimizing large MySQL SELECT WHERE IN clauses

How can the following SELECT WHERE IN case be optimized? I have a table with over 100 million rows with only 3 columns. The primary key (col1) is a 127 varchar. I am performing a SELECT col1 WHERE ...
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database normalization to 3NF [closed]

I am just at a complete lost. I need help with this. There should be 12 tables (or perhaps 11 since one table has just a single attribute) when you are finished with the normalization and merging of ...
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How do I design a database for different sets of measurements on different subjects?

I'm conducting a research project that consists in sampling different physical quantities on about 30 buildings, most of them single-family houses. Some of those physical quantities will be common to ...
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Datatype for different categories in a database

I have got the following categories for accounting and cash flow purposes: Equity Contribution Distribution Valuation Debt Issuance Payment Valuation Allowance Interest ...
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Design for table with multiple links to other table

I am designing a database to keep track of our network equipment. My db has 2 tables: sites & circuits (circuit = cable) & (site = property location) Each circuit runs between two sites, so ...
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Update new column with value from old columns for all the rows

I've got an odd db design in place that was here when I got on my new work space. We have a column named params which contains some string data which appears that it belongs in more than one column, ...
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set error message on out variable in mysql stored procedure

I have a stored procedure: fill_DATA (serial varchar(20), OUT oError) I am doing an Insert operation here. so what I want is to SET value of oError for any error message in case the query fails to ...
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MySQL Table with 568 columns: 1118, 'Row size too large…'

I'm currently migrating a database from Oracle to MySQL5.6. One table consists of 568 columns. When atempting to create the table I received this Error 1118, 'Row size too large..' I already ...
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Data modeling with many attributes where few apply to each record [closed]

I'm pretty new to data modeling, so please excuse me if I've missed something obvious. I'm trying to decide on a schema (or possibly a DBMS) to work with some data where there are quite a few possible ...
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CRM Address table and it relation

Hi I want to ask about I have this DBD for my CRM I am trying to have the addresss in one table(customer and Employee Address) and both customerID and Employee ID are guid I have in address table FK ...
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Pros and cons of master status table vs private status table?

I am the only DBA at our company and am relatively new in the profession (having 2.5 years of experience now). The developers and I are currently having a discussion about how to properly design the ...
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Database instance and database

I did some research and finally came to this conclusion: Database instance = processes + memory Database = (physical) log files + control files + data files. Is this understanding correct? ...
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Uploaded files corrupted except txt/csv

I have an ASP.NET MVC 4 Application with standard CRUD functionality plus a file Upload capability. Currently I am struggling with the files being corrupted after the download. I created a ...
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Are #tables and #procedures 'not best practice' or 'bad practice'?

I am working on a project and part of it is an interface tool that executes SQL code stored in a xml file to import/export files. In the file, temp procedures and temp tables are used quite heavily ...
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Having a Table to store information about “Feedback”/“Enquiry”/“Complain”

I am creating a database for an application and I want to be able to capture feedback information (Enquiry, complains or comments) from users using a form. My question is : Do I have to create a ...
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How do I add versioning to this CMS I'm designing?

As you can see, my CMS consists of several widgets (for example an Articles widget), of which you can create several instances, which I call blocks, and those blocks are linked to pages and the ...
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single table or different tables [on hold]

I am very new to PHP & Mysql. I am currently working on database structure of website. I have been a keen follower of this website. I have found that many posts have discouraged use of multiple ...
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How to best organize revision history text [closed]

I have a database which includes a table "revisable_strings". This table stores for each entry a string along with some other variables. I want the string to be revisable by the user, while keeping ...
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Optimization for 100 GB Real-time info table

I have a table of device information feed which is filled by data from remote device units. There will be like 1000 units each sending an update per minute which will be stored as a row in that ...
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query multiple unrelated tables

Just learning mysql and db so guess this is a general schema design question. Say i have 10 different types of widgets and each widget transaction has a date, amount and 8 other unique columns to that ...
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Personal and Global messaging database design

I am trying to implement a database design system that will be sending messages to a person(thus 1 to 1) or many persons (1 to many). table --users |u_id | Name | | ...
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Relational Database design best practice

I am a student and I am trying to design a simple database, so if the ideas seem bad please let me know how to improve. I have three tables in my mind, one for Professors and one for Students. Both ...
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Understanding how relationship sides works

So, I have this relations on my tables (see image) and I need to understand some things. I'll enumerate what I understand and what I need from yours is to say if I'm right or not and in case I'm not ...
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eCommerce product table design - MySQL

I am designing database for an web application, I have designed the product and specification details database as follows, create table pr_size ( size_id int not null auto_increment, ...
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compare file-based systems and a relational database

I don't know the exact difference of both can you please compare file-based systems and a relational database?
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Duplicate Relationships in Rails/MySQL Healthcare Application

Overview of the Application I am building a Ruby on Rails application to organize medications, using MySQL. The goal of this application is to provide dosage specific treatment recommendations, and ...