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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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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Is it bad idea to create foreign keys on the tables in a different schemas in the same database for big applications?

I am working on the transfer a big pl/sql web-based application to the dedicated server. This application is located in one schema with 70 packages of programm code. This application was made ...
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Polymorphic Association - is it bad? [duplicate]

In the following schema: Collections Upvotes Reports Upvotes Reviews Upvotes I'm tempted to have a single Upvotes table with a single "entityId" column that stores either the ...
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How to migrate between schemas in bulk in SQL Server?

We currently have multiple databases but would like to combine them and, instead, separate our domain contexts using schemas. In MS SQL Server 2008 R2, how can I relocate all the contents of one ...
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Accept null value on parent column in multipart relationship

EDIT: I've come up with one poor solution (below) that requires some denormalization, but does avoid the risks of UDFs in CHECK constraints. I would appreciate your help if you have a better answer. ...
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How to create a blank version of a PostgreSQL database

I've been using pgAdmin to create a database and test it. I'm at a point now where I need to install this db on different servers. I've been using pg_dump to do this and I've been able to muddle my ...
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Postgres sequence usage

I have an Postgres database with two users: dev and junit. Junit and dev objects are dropped and created regularly. They both have the same objects unshared for tables, however, sequences are shared, ...
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How To Hide Schema from user

I have DB with 2 schemas: A and B. B schema's procedures use A schema's procedures. I need to create user, which will not be able to see A schema. This user can use only B schema, but i want to let ...
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Cloning Postgres schema/tables across multiple servers

I'm working on a project that has databases across multiple servers, with one server for each business client. The project has some identical 'base' tables that are present in all the databases (for ...
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How to transfer the ownership of the dbo schema in SQL Server 2012

I've accidentally given a user the ownership of the db_owner schema (using the check box in the UI as below) and now I cannot: Transfer ownership to another user Drop the user from DB (though I can ...
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Oracle - Is it possible to maintain transaction across multiple schemas?

I got this database in oracle which includes 4 schemas. Each schema represents a logical layer. Each transaction (Stored Procedure) in the upper layer breaks into a couple of transactions in the lower ...
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Save output of MYSQL Schema Inspector

MySQL Workbench 6 has a Schema Inspector that shows all the tables in a DB and useful statistics such as number of rows and average row lengths. How can I get that in a form that I can email someone ...
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Should I extract / normalize the mailing address despite requirements limiting number / type of addresses?

I currently am working on a contacts application (similar to Outlook contacts combined with eVites and LinkedIn). The requirements for the application are to limit the addresses (and phone / email ...
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Data Sync between servers with different schema in SQL Server [closed]

I have two servers 2008 R2 and 2005. The e-commerce site has been running with 2005 Server i has migrated 2005 server data with modified data schema to 2008 R2 from yesterday's date of data. My client ...
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Services in a Catalog with Year/Week/Day period

I want to create a database structure for the Services in a Catalog with Offres for one or more services. Each Offre is available for one Year period ( example : 01 Janvier – 31 Mai ) , for a Week ...
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Candidate key = Key = Minimal Superkey?

I got a little confused by all these keys. As I understand A key of a relational schema = The minimal subset of a superkey that is still a key = A candidate key Is this correct or not?
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Many to many link tables with history? [closed]

While creating a PostgreSQL database of customer subscribed services with DNS domains, I want to: enable customers to subscribe to multiple services each service can have multiple domain names per ...
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message table schema - body TEXT or varchar [closed]

I want to make a small social network. For messaging body which one is more suitable? VARCHAR or TEXT? if VARCHAR how long is efficient?
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How can a group track database schema changes?

What version control methodologies help teams of people track database schema changes?
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How to reduce table duplication, while ensuring integrity of the database?

For example, in my app I have some class called Contact: case class Contact(name: String, email: String, phone: String) And several other classes have one-to-many relation to that contact (for ...
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Powershell to dump database schema to text file

I want to be able to dump a database schema to a sql text file using Powershell. I want this because our DBAs want to be able to do a diff on the file that is committed to SVN. They won't execute it ...
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PostgreSQL: Creation date of a table

I've recently finished a project, during which many DB tables were created. Most of these tables contain temporary garbage, and I am looking for a simple way to list all these tables. Is there a ...
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Modifying table structure within a transaction?

In Oracle (and probably elsewhere), executing an ALTER TABLE statement will do an implicit commit on the current transaction. We have a tool (written in Java) that should modify a schema by: adding ...
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Import Oracle schema data without losing modifications of stored procedures

I have this scenario: One huge (thousands of tables), complex production database, Oracle 8 One huge (thousands of tables), complex development database, Oracle 9 ( same structure as production ) ...
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Create a schema like an existing schema [duplicate]

I have a existing schema in my database called SCOTT, how can I create a new schema with exactly the same privileges which SCOTT schema is having? Is there any create like or some command to create ...
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ER Schema “Optimisation”

I am trying to make an ER Schema for a person. The person will have Current Address and Permanent Address. So far I have it so that both Current and Permanent Address are Composite Attributes and they ...
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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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Which schema is better for a shopping project? [closed]

I'm working on a business-to-customer project that has variety of product types. There are a few properties like name, description, brand_id that each product has but there are also many specialized ...
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Is there a way to create a re-usable base table definition in InfoSphere Data Architect?

Our company has chose to use IBM's InfoSphere Data Architect (IDA) for data architecting regarding our data warehouse and data marts. The data architects originally designed several "re-usable" ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 : A Possible indexing strategy for the given schema?

We have these four tables: Store ( row bigint, id uniqueidentifier, name varchar ) Products ( row bigint, id uniqueidentifier, storeID uniqueidentifier, productname ...
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How can extract the table schema from just the .frm file?

I have extracted the data directory of mysql from a backup and need to get the schema from an old table, however it's a backup from a different machine. I have read a fair number of tutorials today ...
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Are duplicates ever acceptable in a database

A warehouse system I am working on allows inwards consignments [type = 0] and outwards consignments [type = 1]. The user selects multiple products for each consignment and then multiple warehouse ...
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Schema Change/Update script for Database deploy [closed]

I have a need to change the database schema . I'm planning to write Schema change and update scripts for tracking database changes and updating them. I followed Versioning Databases – Change Scripts ...
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Whether or not to create separate tables

I am working on a project, where I need to store the information related to A and B, the A and B both have identical columns.There might be thousands of As and Bs. Should I use "type" column to ...
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is there a recommended way to update many postgres schemes

I have a database in postgres which has 15 schemes, the schemes are identical with the same tables, views and functions. the system uses one scheme at a time, as if they were separate databases. So ...
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How does security context propagate between schemas within a database?

We have a SQL Server 2008 database that contains two schema's. The owners of these schema's have been granted full SELECT permissions to all tables within each others ownership. I have created a ...
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What is a standard or conventional name for a column representing display order? [closed]

For example, a junction table associating a product and its pictures: create table product_picture ( product_id bigint not null references product(id), picture_id bigint not null references ...
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Difference between database vs user vs schema

I'm really confused with the terms database, user and schema. Can anyone explain how they are different from each other (if they are)? If they are same then, what are the similarities between them? ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition - generating database create script

I need to script a database schema out to T-SQL for inclusion source control. The Express version of SSMS doesn't seem to let you script the entire database, just individual tables. Are there any free ...
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How to handle “or” possibilities in MongoDB

I'm new to MongoDB and by no means an expert in DB design in general. This feels like a really basic question that's probably been answered a million times, but I'm having a surprisingly hard time ...
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please help me connect workbench on 5 system having one server

We have computing software which has one server for 5 computers. I can work on server in MySQL workbench but when i try to work on second computer i get error failed to create ipc port : access is ...
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Is there a DB that will allow the same field name with different cases?

Is there a DB that will allow a user to create a table with two fields, one calls MYFIELD, the other called myfield?
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Why can't the schema owner create a new table?

I have a DB user called STANMAN which owns the STANMAN schema. When I try to create a table as STANMAN, it says STANMAN has insufficient privileges. How could a schema-owner not already have ...
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Open source tools for Oracle schema compares

I'm looking for an open source tool to generate DDL scripts. Many tools call these synchronization scripts. We essentially want to compare schema of different environments (ie: DEV to QA, QA to ...
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Database schema design help needed

I am developing a PHP application expecting millions of records both parent and children. My goal is to design an optimized database design to achieve high speed and performance. This application ...
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SQL Server 2008: How do I change the default schema of the dbo?

When I attempt to change the default schema of the dbo in SQL Server Management Studio, the ALTER fails and states that the dbo account's schema cannot be changed. Are there any tricks that can make ...
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MySQL Performance Gains By Splitting Tables?

I am designing a database schema to be used with MySQL. The database needs to keep track of a users basket items and purchased items. I've thought about two ways I could do this but not sure which ...
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which role-permission database design?

I want to manage roles and permissions. Most of designs on web look like this tables: Users Roles UserRoles Permissions RolePermissions Here, what is permissions? I am thinking for such a design ...
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Tools and methodologies to keep to DBs aligned [closed]

2 DBs having schemas that represent the same semantic objects. The first one is production DB (Non-RDBMS, in-house implemented in-memory DB with shitload of RAM). Other is Postgres. Once in a while ...
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Creating schema for a shop that sells items from multiple tables

I am trying to create a table in mySQl that contains a list of all the items that a shops. For example: shops (shop_ID (PK), shop_name) shops_and_items (shop_ID (PK), item_ID (PK), price) The issue ...