Category of database management systems characterised by the ability to join two data sets by matching on common fields, using mathematics-based relational logic.

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Save different account types in a database

I have the following issue. In one application (imagine a messaging/e-mail app on your smartphone), the user enters its accounts and gets information from the server displayed. I need to store the ...
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Is using a relational DB for storing votes and (accessed resources) overkill?

I am writing a forum component for a site and would like to keep track of what topics/questions a user accesses so that other topics/questions can be recommended based on said users previous choices. ...
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Difference between Relational database and time series database?

I have a bit stupid question maybe. I recently came across a term "time-series database". I would like to ask what is time series database and is it same as relational database? Thanks,
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Create one-to-many to two fields in different table

I have a database where I am trying to figure out how to join a table that contains an object called ModelType. The calibration table contains two fields (EffModel and BkgModel) that are based on a ...
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Table with multiple lookups

I bet this may be a duplicate and I'm not forming the question correctly, so feel free to point me in the right direction. Background We have a SQL Server with some legacy data. They're all ...
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tables for different sources of payments

Selling software products. I have a table "licences". Each software licences is created due to a payment. I am creating tables to accept payments from different sources (e.g. manual or PayPal.) I'm ...
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Number of ISA relationship triangles in an Entity Relationship Diagram

The following two diagrams are nearly identical. However, in one, there are two ISA triangles from the Entity "Movie" and in the other there is just one. What is the difference in meaning?
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The nature of the relationship between two tables in MySQL

Good day. I'm designing a database for a research project where we're predicting whether or not young female athletes will rupture their ACL(s) based on the nature of a test jump recorded with a ...
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Schema for an RBAC (Role-based Access Control System)

I want to implement an RBAC, Flat based. I've decided to base my system on the NIST standardization model. Although all fine and well, I have an inclusion to that design. Instead of a hierarchy ...
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Storing generated documents that can not be updated by changes in relationships

I have a system running with PostgreSQL and Yii Framework, which generates a few medical documents that, once ready, can't be changed. For example: If my full name comes out on this document today, ...
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Database design: Normalizing a “(many-to-many)-to-many” relationship

Short version I have to add a fixed number of additional properties to each pair in an existing many-to-many join. Skipping to the diagrams below, which of Options 1-4 is the best way, in terms of ...
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How to join the tables in mysql to get wall messages and comments with name of person ? Only user and his friends messages

I have four tables in my mysql database as shown in the image url provided. I want to select data from the tables without duplication. I want to show messages and comments on wall according to the ...
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Why NOSql should be more performant than RDBMS under structured data loads?

The main reason NoSQL dbms have become so common is the need of storing unstructured data where a Relational database instead would require carefully designing a database schema and fitting data into ...
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Can XML columns in Oracle/MS SQL Server replace document oriented databases to some extent?

Just a strategic question: I am currently working with frequently changing data schemas and it takes a lot to keep track of versions and specific content. I do, however, have a classic OLTP ...
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Table Structure: 2 Related Entities Share the Same Entity

I was hoping I could get some advice on my table structure. Im writing a simple workout tracker for me and my buddies. These are the requirements: Multiple users A user can have multiple workouts A ...
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How to know the correct indexes for mysql?

I tried to find out with explain where I must set the correct index. A current select takes about 20 seconds. Can someone tell me which would be the correct index for my tables? SELECT trade.*, ...
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MySQL Associative Weak Entity

I'm working on a project in MySQL that has a table of users who have favorite foods. Favorites is an associative entity between Users and Foods. I want the Favorites table to be a week entity of the ...
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Would an INNER JOIN query in a sharded relational database hit the same shard when using a compound primary key?

In this question I have asked about modulus calculation in sharded tables, this design is used: CREATE TABLE Orders (order_id INT PRIMARY KEY, ...); CREATE TABLE LineItems (order_id INT, lineitem_id ...
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What would be the most efficient way to store a text messaging (SMS) database

I'm creating a database to store incoming and outgoing text messages for a program that will be responding to text messages. The app has multiple potential responses depending on the message it ...
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Transforming table to third normal form

I have a table like this: L(A, B, C, D, E) and functional dependencies are: AB -> CDE , C -> D, D-> B, D -> E. I need to transform this table into 3NF. I think it's not even in 2NF. I found 3 ...
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Spotting foreign key relations in a database that doesn't define all relationships as constraints?

At work I use a rather old MS Access database which defines some relations between tables, but does not outright define all of them. If the database application used an ORM, I would think that this ...
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How to represent group by in relational algebra

I have to plan a plan tree based on relational algebra.My question is that at some point I have a SORT ORDER BY the output of a join, so how do you represent group by in relational algebra.
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In mySQL possible to change auto-increment ids that have huge gaps and if so how?

I am importing a 50 table relational database (I'm not a dba) with 250,000+ records in most of the tables, yet the auto increment is off in most tables, some for example showing the last ID at 5 ...
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Need advice on this EER Diagram

This db will work with a CakePhp app and need advice about design. Is it good idea to put orders on center or should I put clients on center? Clients has orders and an order record can only have one ...
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Use cases for NoSQL databases: Time series

I need to set up a database that will record temporal series data (sensors). A friend of mine has recommended me to use a NoSQL database instead of using Oracle (for instance). There're also some ...