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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Saving passport information [closed]

For starters: Our company is based in Germany and thus is based on German law. Germany now has adopted a new act regarding anti-money laundering and which information needs to be stored. Now we're ...
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understanding (and modelling) grocery shopping lists

I am having a hard time understanding how multiple product orders are mapped out. What is the best way of modelling a shopping list for multiple customers? I am developing an C# application that ...
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Postgresql: Query across schemas

I have multiple schemas that I need to query across. The schemas are not know in advance for example: U111 U222 U333 I need to select across these three schemas from a specific table in each of ...
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In Oracle how do you move a Schema to a different Tablespace?

I noticed that a Schema has been created in the USERS Tablespace but our local rule is that it should be in a Tablespace by itself. In Oracle how do you move a Schema to a different Tablespace?
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Do supertables produce bottlenecks?

There are several alternatives to using polymorphic associations and one of them is to use the so-called "concrete supertable". From my point of view, this is the neatest solution and is pretty easy ...
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Dynamically change schema to accommodate custom fields!

I am working on building a sort of a cms for a particular project. Nothing that will have a large volume of records in any table. Within 6 digits max. I was thinking to create the default schema for ...
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Multi language where this feature never existed

I need to implement multi language system in an existing system that was not developed for this. The number of entries in the tables that will hold data that has to be translated will not exceed 5 ...
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Help With MySQL Computed Columns/Auto Updating Field Based On Average

I am currently building a social network type application on-top of MySQL and have run into a problem I can't wrap my head around. In my web application each user has a field called "weight" and this ...
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Review a database schema for a design approval system

I'm working on my first web application that will utilize a database. The basis for the application is a design approval system. I work for a company which mainly produces print and online marketing ...
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Mysql profiler different duration information_schema.profiling

Hi! I have a problem and no idea how to resolve it. I'm trying to use mysql profiler. I'm using the command: set profiling=1; to turn it on. Later, i execute my query which is correlated ...
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Unique database presentation ideas

I have completed the first phase of a fairly large database schema design. I built the ER-diagram in DIA. I have to present the schema to an audience of fellow software engineers. Any thoughts on ...
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Lossy Decomposition meaning

Suppose I have a relation R=(A,B,C,D) and I decompose it into: R1=(A,B,C) R2=(A,D) then if it is said that the decomposition is lossy,then what is the meaning of that statement?I have an ...
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Can I alter a view being referenced with schemabinding if the change fulfills the binding requirement?

In SQL Server 2008, I have views WITH SCHEMABINDING and I need to alter one. I am changing a column while not changing its alias so consumers will be unaffected. If I were to drop all my other views ...
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How should I restructure a table that contains multiple columns that contain similar, but not same data?

I currently inherited an InnoDB table that describes a product. In the table there are a few columns that describe the maximum height at which the product may be mounted. These are the columns: ...
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Drop auto increment hack w/o alter table?

I was looking around for a quick way to remove an auto increment from the definition of a primary key. As best I can tell the only way to do it is w/ an alter table or dumping all the data into a new ...
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eCommerce orders table. Save prices, or use an audit/history table?

Im designing my first eCommerce schema. I've been reading around the subject for a little while, and am a bit confused about the relationship between an order_line_item and a product A product can ...
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Is there a well-known name for this “poor man's ref. integrity” schema design pattern?

Is there a name for the following database schema design/pattern? My eventual goal is to find more literature about the subject. Today's cursory net search was too full of generic words to be able pin ...
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Scheme review/Normalization level/query optimization

So I have a relatively complex database I'm designing - basically full in-house accounting setup. In one section I have some concern that I'm over-normalizing; the 'directory' - I'll example the ...
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MySQL Workbench Forward Engineer from only the current diagram

I want to create a test database from a huge schema in MySQL, but when I try to do Forward Engineer from a Diagram with about 6 tables, it try to create all the tables, views and routines groups that ...
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MySQL Space efficient way of storing indexed key-value pairs associated with table

We're storing transactions in an accounting system using two tables, one contains the general description of the particular transaction (the other contains the entries, one for each account - which ...
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Best design for a many:many relationship issue

We have three types of entity, each with their own table: table:A(a_id), table:B(b_id), table:C(c_id) Each of these entities can have any number of email addresses and linked Twitter accounts. ...
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How do I list all schemas in PostgreSQL?

When using PostgreSQL v9.1, how do I list all of the schemas using SQL? I was expecting something along the lines of: SELECT something FROM pg_blah;
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Is there an Open Source Metadata Management Solution? [closed]

Is there an Open Source Metadata Management Solution? I'd like to create a Metadata Repository that will hold the details of the metadata of database schemas, tables and data items of hundreds of ...
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Automatically generate ALTER TABLE to syncronize schema on PostgreSQL

i Have 2 different database schema in PostgreSQL sql file from pg_dump, is there automated way to generate alter table commands so it would be in sync, without inspecting one by one? this is the ...
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Shopping cart schema with multiple product tables

I have a shopping cart table used to store customer id and product id of their chosen items. However I have multiple product tables, for example cars, books, houses. I started out with one table but ...
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Multi tenancy by schema - Deny access to another tenants [closed]

In a multi tenant environment, where the multiple tenants are in the same database and a schema is used to separate each one of them, how can I create a database user (MS SQL SERVER) for each schema, ...
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Store extra, optional information about any entity [closed]

I've done a bit of reading but haven't found anything related. This must be widely discussed, so it's most likely my fault. I've got a relational database with a number of different tables, each ...
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Database design for bookmark system

I am creating a bookmark system where people can save their bookmarks. Each user has its own personal page with bookmarks. A bookmark should have atleast one tag and max five. Each user can create ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...