[OT] large db question about no joins
norseman at hughes.net
Fri Apr 17 02:05:22 CEST 2009
Robert Kern wrote:
> "Large database" is not synonymous with "distributed database".
And cross-code lookup tables can make otherwise very large 'bytes on
disk' rather small overall.
Z3 in common_names.dbf African Pygmy Zebra
Z3 in zoological.dbf ThatBigLongNameNobodyCanPronounce
Stored in MAIN dbf along with head count, bin number and
"Zoo" (location) code to use the Zoo thing.
Pgm knows where to find the dbfs and which fields to match.
But then everybody already knew that.
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