When I have a query that checks if a column of type uniqueidentifer does not exist in a table that has a null value then I get no results back. If the subquery does not return a null it works fine and ...
I've being reading around reasons to use or not Guid and int. int is smaller, faster, easy to remember, keeps a chronological sequence. And as for Guid, the only advantage I found is that it is ...
Possible Duplicate: Why use an int as a lookup table's primary key? So far, I'm accustomed to creating an ID column for every table and it is practical in a way that it makes me not ...
I know this type of question comes up a lot, but I've yet to read any compelling arguments to help me make this decision. Please bear with me! I have a huge database - it grows by about 10,000,000 ...
I find myself in a situation where I have inherited the db and people complain about database performance. I identified about a dozend of tables not having a clustered index or a not carefully planned ...
We are designing a system that is known to be read-heavy (on the order of tens of thousands of reads per minute). There is a table names that serves as a sort of central registry. Each row has a ...
In a table, such as a user table, where there will only be 1 row with a for any particular user, why have an ID field, let alone as the primary key?
I found out that there is a mysql datatype called SERIAL, it appears to be designed for use as an id column. However some of my peers don't think that the real data type BIGINT implied by SERIAL is ...
What is the ID antipattern and why / under which circumstances is it considered an antipattern? The id antipattern is having a unique ID column in each table. The ID is generated for each new ...