A schema of a database system is its structure described in a formal language supported by the database management system (DBMS) and refers to the organization of data to create a blueprint of how a database will be constructed (divided into database tables).

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Single-Table vs. Multi-Table design

I'm trying to come up with a database schema which is going to be used for a social network similar to that of Facebook. Now for posts I have two schemas in mind which are as follows: Single-Table ...
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Default schema is ignored on SELECT

According to my understanding, a default schema should apply when issuing SQL statements on tables using unqualified table names. My problem is that the following statement fails, because the table ...
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Schema to make a Payment History/Viewing History

On some websites I have seen two history of events: Payment History and View/Watched History. I want to have both payment and viewing histories in my app, but I got stuck when I started thinking ...
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How can I layout a schema that will track monthly installments?

I'm pretty new to database design and have a beginner's understanding of SQL, mostly simple SELECT statements. I find myself in a situation where I have to create a system that will track monthly ...
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How can I organize this data?

I have been working in a system but don't know how to represent some of the data and its relations. There are three warehouses and a four shops working with the system and until this moment we can ...
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Finding the closure and super keys of a schema?

I am working on a problem in which I have to look at the relation R with schema R(w, x, y, z), and the three functional dependencies: w -> z ; x,y -> w ;z -> y For every non-empty subset X of ...
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How do I host and separate multiple projects on one Oracle Database?

From Difference between database vs user vs schema I'm trying to understand the concepts of the schema, user and database. My current understanding is you cannot create a schema separately. You can ...
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database schema design for school system

I am trying to create a database to store information about a school. I need to store each department in the school. Each department then has a list of teachers. Each teacher has a list of classes ...
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Redgate SQL Compare vs Visual Studio 2010 Premium/Ultimate database project

I currently use the Visual Studio Professional Edition which has the database project as a project template, but some of its features are not available, for example Schema Compare tool. The schema ...
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What's a good way to model user authorization to hierarchical data?

I'm wanting to implement something that's basically an ACL in SQL Server (2008, we'll be moving to 2012). We're working with farm production information. We will have users who need to be authorized ...
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SQLite reference table question

I'm using SQLite and Python for making a sensor network database. I have a table holding the nodes: NODE, another 2 tables for sensor specification: SENSOR_TYPE ("Temperature, Humidity...) and ...
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How to design relationship for racing team trades?

I'm working on a fantasy racing team project. I'm having trouble laying out the schema when it comes to the team table and the trades. I think I have the race, driver, and result tables laid out okay: ...
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Error 42P01: relation does not exist

I'm new at creating databases, and this error has me dumbfounded, as I am super new with DB admin things (I mostly do reporting type queries). I created a new database through pgAdmin3 GUI, and I'm ...
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Referral table structure

I need to make a simple referral system and I have a database table set out as follows: mem_id | date | refer_email | accepted And the meaning of such columns is the following: mem_id: The ...
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custom field related to usergroup and products

We need to create dynamically custom fields and store values related to each user or product in database we have product table related to category table and also user table related to usergroup and ...
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Can't create user in SQL Server

Hi guys when I try to create user for my database I always encounter this kind of error. This is the sequence of task I done. I manage to create new login using windows authentication of SQL then ...
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Possible to have duplicate fully qualified schema names with separate data in DB2 for z/OS?

We have several application teams that are looking to do a re-write of large legacy applications. This is mostly COBOL going against DB2 for z/OS (v11). The COBOL code was generated using a tool, so ...
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UPDATED: Relational (or NoSQL) Database Design

(Updated this question with more specifics. Decided on a Relational Database, and would love some comments on its design) This database holds assembly instructions data for shipbuilding, later use in ...
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Variable Dimensional Data in Table

My application needs the ability to store data of variable dimensions. For example, it might have some three dimensional data, with values addressed by the vector [age, region, type], together with ...
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design of schema in mongoDB

I'm using mongoDB as my database. i have an record of 100 hospitals. To store all the information i'm designing schema of my database for that i've three solutions: i can create collection for each ...
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Constrains relationship

I have the following design. Each user has it's own contacts, it's own hosts and assign those to a domain which belongs only to him. I want to insure that the host you assign to the domain belongs ...
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MongoDB schema for a news service

I would like to create a mongoDB database that would be very similar to how various news services store and display their data. The database would be queried by an android phone. Lets have a look at ...
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Will table inheritance in PostgreSql suit this situation?

Let's start off by saying, I'm new to PSQL and coming from a MSSQL background. I'm starting to design a DB in PSQL. So my main aim is to have a Main schema in this DB, which I am going to use to ...
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Asking SQL schema by FOIA

I've sent FOIA requests to various public institutions in my area. I'm only asking for the schema of the SQL databases their financial services might be using (column name for every table for every ...
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Comparison of MySQL Workbench model schema with existing database?

I need to compare the schema of a MySQL Workbench model with the schema of an existing database. My initial approach was to use the 'Forward Engineer SQL Create Script' option and compare its output ...
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Howto use typeperf to store performance monitor values in a custom schema?

I have setup a performance monitoring of my SQL server system using typeperf.exe to store the values directly to SQL Server. I went through the following article, that explains howto use typperf.exe ...
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Functional dependencies applies to whole database or to a particular relation?

I am new to dbms. I saw a lecture video about functional dependencies. But I am confused a bit that whether functional dependency is a constraint put on whole database or on a particular schema?
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Documenting SQL Server Database [duplicate]

I wrote the following (Quick and Dirty) script to document a database schema: Note - The relationships part came from another guys site (I just can't remember where). Does anyone know how to ...
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Building a restaurant database

I am designing an Italian restaurant database, but I face some problems considering the database design, which lead me to a halt. The part that I find difficult developing is the dishes table. A main ...
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Form builder schema for SQL database?

There are many ways one can envision the solution, from the top of my head: Two table approach: Field table with (name, field_name, type, description, meta) attributes Form table with (name, ...
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Store parameters of various types

I am a (poor, young) scientist working to develop a database to allow a project to scale up. I am experimenting with MySQL and have had very encouraging experiences so far, but I am still novice and ...
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PostgresSQL ignoring search_path when using input file

I have a SQL file generated using pg_dumpall, and I'm attempting to use it to restore a database with the -f option for psql (eg: psql -h 127.0.0.1 -p 8888 -U owner -f ~/restore_file.sql). My SQL dump ...
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Export pump all schemas except Sytem related schemas

I have around 111 schemas in one database instance and have to export all the schemas except the system related schemas to a new instance. Is there any way as to exclude system related schemas while ...
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SQL Server - backup / restore schema only

We have a DB on over 100 servers of which we want to backup / restore the structure of just 1 at a time to a specific UAT database. They're all called the same thing but vary in terms of schema - ...
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Implementing User Privacy Settings with MySQL Database

I am actually working on a social website. Not big, aimed at a very small group of folks. And I am curious, to how I can best implement Privacy settings for my users in a MySQL driven database. For ...
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Schema for yearly data models

I am developing a school management system. Most data will not be reused after the end of the school year. I am contemplating using schemas to separate data in various school years, however I am ...
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Pros and cons of using many schemas in PostgreSQL as opposed to just one?

For a large SAAS application (backed by PostgreSql 9.4), with over 300,000 accounts (and growing), what are the pros and cons of using a schema per account to partition the data vs putting all the ...
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How do I quickly tell the structural differences between two databases? [duplicate]

I am upgrading a web application to a newer version and need to migrate the data manually. The newer version uses slightly different database structure. It has added a few tables, but all of the old ...
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Is it good to save Keywords stored by users in a new DB schema?

My question is more from the schema design and of further performance of the DB. I'm designing a DB schema which will store primarily strings. Actually, users work on these string, as normal mortals, ...
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Getting error 1064 in automatically-generated code from MySQL workbench [duplicate]

I have started using mySQL workbench (Version 6.3.4.0) and I have used the EER Diagram tool to design a schema. So far, so good. However, when I try and run the Forward Engineering, I get the error ...
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Is this the correct way to model a relationship between an object which may or may not have another object?

I'm creating a database for a department store and the database has two tables: Items and Coupons. An item, like a TV, can only ever have one coupon. Some items don't have a coupon at a given time. ...
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How to make a query from a database with schemas to a database without schemas, and vice versa, with DBLINK in postgres

I have a DB (DB1) in postgres 9.4 who use DBLINK to query another DB (DB2), and vice versa, using views and functions. But now i have to add 2 schemes to DB1 (CLIENT1 And CLIENT2) and i want when i ...
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Can view adapt to implicitly reference user's default schema?

A bit of background. I have a base application and most clients use it as standard. However some clients have small code and database customisations. Each of these clients has their own branch and ...
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Easier way to change every user in every database to default schema = dbo?

There was recently a domain migration where our SQL Server is hosted. I have two servers and about 30 DBs on each. Every user was changed to the new domain but in doing so, their default schema ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 copy Schema with all user security permissions

I have a prod support request from a high value user to adjust the settings on a company-wide dashboard so that he can manage a section of his workflow currently being excluded from these reports. ...
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Database Schema for Resume/CV and Separate Sections

I am trying to figure out if I am on the right track here. resumes id user_id resume_sections id name desc Sections are those that we normally find in resumes, experience, skills, education and ...
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Best Approach to Migrating Oracle to MySQL - Run on EC2 in AWS

I'm trying to migrate an Oracle schema as well as all of the data within the DB to a MySQL database. I want to then make an EC2 app on AWS to kick off whatever I've written for this. Are there any ...
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Schema for ACL/User/Group/Role management

I'm building an app with some fairly complex permission and ACL rules and want to get my schema right. These are my goals: A user signs up on behalf on an organization. Organization has groups. ...
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Copying MySQL schema, some tables not getting recognized!

From the 'data' folder of my colleague I copied the entire 'MyDatabase' folder and pasted that in my own 'data' folder.Now, some tables are getting recognized while others are not.**All the tables are ...
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Why can't I see my table (PostgreSQL) when I use \dt(+) inside psql?

I have created the table donor in the schema reference as per: CREATE TABLE reference.donor ( donor_code smallint PRIMARY KEY, donor_name character varying NOT NULL, donor_type smallint ...