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2answers
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What is the advantage of using numeric primary keys in a relational database?

Many tables in a relational database system (in my admittedly limited experience) have this sort of structure (Oracle syntax as that's what I'm used to): create table widgets ( widget_id number ...
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MySQL: What criteria should I base my table column order/arrangement/grouping on?

Does the order, arrangement or grouping of columns with large (such as long text descriptions) and small (such as bit and tinyint) field types have any noticeable impact on MySQL (InnoDB engine) ...
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1answer
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Full text search through many tables in MySQL

We have high traffic NEWS websites, I want to add a feature that every user can search through over all content of site, such as news, polls, comments, galleries,etc . Each of contents type has its ...
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1answer
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Database design in MySQL

I am designing a database for an web application, in this system there are multiple users. Consider, Public (Buyer). Merchant. Tele Marketing Executive(TME). Marketing Executive(ME). Lead ...
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Is it OK to keep a value which updates in a table?

We are developing a platform for prepaid cards, which basically holds data about cards and their balance, payments, etc. Up until now we had a Card entity which has a collection of Account entity, ...
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1answer
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Connecting to a SQL Server database from a Flash program [closed]

I currently have the ability to utilize Microsoft SQL Server 2012. I am developing a project with Adobe Flash Builder 4.7. If I link my database with Adobe Flash Builder is there any additional ...
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1answer
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Surrogate key / Primary key: Better to use an existing unique data field or create a key field?

I am not sure if this question has been asked or not. At least I couldn't find it. I am curious about a primary key in terms of efficiency with data searching and retrieval. This is a hypothetical ...