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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Designing database with Category and Tags for Posts - Seeking for guidance/advice

I'm not really a database novice but I'm not an expert either. Problem: I'm having this difficulty on designing my Post, Category and Tags relationship. I've read Normalization many times but could ...
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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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How recording of every change of a row in a database is generaly stored?

In a project I'm working on, every change to the rows in some tables of the database must be tracked for further audit or rollback. It must be easy to find who modified the row, from which IP address ...
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How to normalize my db schema for a quiz application?

I am putting together a quiz application. (I'm calling each quiz a "challenge") I have a "challenge" table and a "challenge_question" table which is pretty straightforward. challenge table: id ...
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db schema for a object with multiple foreign key tables

I have a question table which contains question_id, question_text and choice_type_id ( say freetext, binary choice and multiple choices ) Now, the question table (which has question_id, ...
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Duplicate Relationships in Rails/MySQL Healthcare Application

Overview of the Application I am building a Ruby on Rails application to organize medications, using MySQL. The goal of this application is to provide dosage specific treatment recommendations, and ...
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How to differentiate between class and attribute

I have this problem: Library has books, VDOs, CDs Journals. It gives loan to users. Books and Journals can be referential which cannot be loaned out more than 2hrs and non-referential which can be ...
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Tuple Relational Calculus help? [closed]

I have the following three questions in relation to the following diagram: 1) How many copies of the book titled “The Lost Tribe” are owned by the library branch whose name is "Sharpstown"? ...
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Why wouldn't I put the single preferred option into its own table, instead of having a 'Preferred' column?

In similar spirit to How to implement a 'default' flag that can only be set on a single row I would like to specify that, for any given list of possible names for a business, only one of the ...
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Is an ER diagram an example of a conceptual, logical or physical schema?

I have been reading databases, and I clearly understand the difference between a conceptual, logical and physical schema. An ER diagram is an example of which of these schema's?
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How can I compare the schema of two databases?

Is there a way to find the differences in two SQL Server databases (schema only). One is local and the second is at a customers site. We are experiencing problems with crystal reports running some ...
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Designing Simple Schema for Disaggregation of Demand Forecast

I am doing a simple database design task as a training exercise where I have to come up with a basic schema design for the following case: I have a parent-child hierarchy of products (example, Raw ...
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Is there a best practice for recurring calendar events

I'm not a dba but a php programmer, so that I'm not an SQL pro. Now, I have searched in both programmers and dba stackexchange sites but the answers are too specific or not conclusive. My question is ...
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Database Design for Resume and 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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Relation between multiple hierarchical taxonomies linked to a single entity

I am working on an online test application which supports multiple choice questions. I have created schema for taxonomy (classification) system to be used with questions. taxonomy(id, name, slug, ...
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How can I integrate a new system to a design scheme I previously created?

This is a follow-up to a question I wrote a while ago, for reference, you can look it up here. I've developed a curriculum based database scheme that looks like this(Thanks Joel Brown) Now that a ...
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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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MySQL DB structure with Main category and several nested sub categories

I am looking to create a set of fields on my webpage identical to what eBay uses on their category selection page when you are selling something. For my purposes I am doing motorcycles, power sports, ...
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Schema for lists of relationship differences

Say there is a data model that allows for relationships to be defined either explicitly or as a list of records added or removed relative to some existing item: Item <–> *Properties and Item ...
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Is there any good tool for making Database Design and Prototypes? [closed]

I would like to have a good tool for designing the Database Schema with all the tables, columns, data types and relations. Today I mostly do this with pen and paper but I would like to do it in a good ...
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PostgreSQL : dependencies on a schema

I need to delete a schema in my PostgreSQL database. I would like to make sure that the schema is not used in another schema (for instance : this schema is used for a view in another one). Is there a ...
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Oracle schema import is not importing all the tables present in the schema dump file

I have exported an existing oracle schema from another machine and then imported it in my local machine. Import was successful, but some tables which are present in the export dump file are not ...
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Best embed/reference/field strategy for many inserts (mongo)

I'm building a gaming backend with Mongo, and have some issues on how to best design the schema to maximize performance and database size. My models: User Match -ReferenceMany (User) ...
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Select rows from table where each row refers to a different schema

I have customer table in public schema. And I have a schema named after each customer. Each customer schema contains different tables like portals, plugin, ... When I want to select portals used by ...
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Is EAV an appropriate design for a collection of coexisting metadata-rich “fact estimates” on objects? [closed]

I'm attempting to architect a system that will collect estimates on various quantities (10+) on each of many (300K+) objects, and make decisions from the historical record of these estimates. For ...
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Schemas with the same name in a Redshift cluster?

Is it harmful in some way to have multiple schemas with the same name in a database cluster, specifically Redshift? I want to create multiple databases, and then create a schema "tables" or "data" or ...
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How to handle private local databases in a multiDB cloud environment

In context of Platform as a Service (PaaS), we would like to offer our clients a private platform. A platform includes a website and a database. A platform is not 100% separated. Users could "travel" ...
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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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CLR UDT SCH-M blocking

I’m hoping someone can provide some guidance on a problem I’m having with schema locking on C# CLR UDT’s. I’ve been on the Internet for an extended period of time researching my problem without ...
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Railway Reservation System [Miniature] Schema

I am working on designing a schema to support the development of a miniature railway reservation system, using oracle 11g XE. This is for a project purpose, I am need to be sure about the correctness ...
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Use a set database schema or EAV design? [duplicate]

I have already created a database design with a set schema. The database schema is for a web quotation form. PS it is not a simple quotation form and hence need to customise the form, form builders ...
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noSQL ACID and consistency for banking

We are building a real time banking platform and app. Our prime concern is safety and consistency of our data across multiple db servers. We need transactions and we can't afford to risk power ...
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Mongodb schema design validation

I am building an app which allows users to do some "tasks" to earn points. The "tasks" are part of a "campaign" which themselves are a part of "brands". I am confused about the schema for storing the ...
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How to efficiently create a new PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED definition online

Given a table with a PRIMARY KEY definition (acting as the clustered index), I want to efficiently change the definition of the PRIMARY KEY (or at a minimum, just the clustered index) online. I would ...
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Can we determine FDs if we are given some tuples?

I am taking a databases course and i'm learning about functional dependencies. I have searched around and did not find any information on this. My questions is if we are given a table with some ...
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Not able to solve issue: Incorrect string value: '\xC5\xABt\xC4\x97'

I am facing database error Incorrect string value: '\xC5\xABt\xC4\x97'. I did a lot search and tries a few ways, include move from utf8 to utf8mb4. But still not able to solve it. Following are the ...
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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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The MondoDB.org “Category Hierarchy” Example

I am creating an MVP app for a client but I am skilled in iOS mainly with only some DB experience. I'm using MongoDB. The schema is for a Product Catalog for small markets. The client wants a ...
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Postgres: modify existing search_path (preserve current values)

Sometimes I would like to extend the existing search path, rather than replace it, say: To start with say it is already set like so: SET search_path TO schema_b, schema_c, public; I want to add my ...
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Should I save “document ID” as a String or Number in MongoDB

So I'm importing about a 100,000 documents into mondoDB. MongoDB already generates an Object hash but the data has a documentID that was used to identify records in the previous database. The IDs ...
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Is it a good idea to add a reserved field to a large MySQL table?

As you may know adding a new column to a MySQL table with millions of records is hard and in some cases impossible. Is it a good idea to add a text column to each table (say, meta) to save some ...
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Is there any way MySQL can list relationship cardinality between two entities?

I am working on the project where I have to analyse the MySQL schema. As a part of schema information, I want to list down relationship cardinality between different relations. Does MySQL stores ...
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database structure for an object of keywords

Each object I am storing is made up of a title, a description and 10-20 keywords. Each keyword is grouped and some groups can only have one member keyword assigned to an object. Objects will only ...
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Dropped connections, corrupted schema … is MySQL sick?

Lot's of problems and I wonder if it's all tracable to some root cause. I'm trying to load a simple schema related to product marketing. The symptoms are: Not being able to forward engineer said ...
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How to model role and different activities

I am new in the database design and I'm facing this problem, I hope somebody can help me. In my domain we have 3 roles, Non-Supervisor, Supervisor, Manager. I created a Person table and a role table ...
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Backup Only Database Schema Everynight

I have an instance with 15 databases on SQL Server 2012. I will set up to backup system which will work every night. I want to backup only the schema because several databases are very big. I haven't ...
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what is better, multiple column or multiple rows while schema design

I would like to know, which is best in fast retrieval and reporting as numbers of records will increase with time. So lower the record better would be the performance. Priority would be fast response ...
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How does Amazon create the RDS for Postgres? Some kind of Docker?

I am really curious about the infrastructure of Amazon. When I create a new instance of RDS, it gives me a host, username, password.. Everything. Behind the curtains, how do they do this? It´s some ...
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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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Percona and MariaDB-10.0 ignoring not null on table fields

On the percona-5.6 and MariaDB-10.0 servers, the NOT NULL declared on table field are being ignored. I am able to leave fields declared as NOT NULL empty when inserting data and the servers are not ...