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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Questions re database schema - normalization

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Questions re database schema - normalization
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 10:01:06 +0200
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> >a) current policy is to name foreign keys:
> >
> >    fk_* in tables
> >    pk_* in views
> >
> >> e.g COMMENT ON TABLE public.urb IS
> >>    ' id_state' = foreign key to table public.state
> er... I had omitted to factor the above (fk_ vs pk_) into yesterday's 
> summary about field naming in which I asked about id_ vs _pk
> ...but according to the above, is id_state best renamed fk_state?
IMO yes, but id_* is fine. I am currently hesitant to *change*
id_ to fk_/pk_ since that is more pain than gain as we are
trying to stabilize, not iron out small uglinesses here and
there. I use fk_/pk_ for new stuff, though. I should also
point out that this is *my* policy, we never discussed it or
agreed on it.

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