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Re: [Gnumed-devel] document control

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] document control
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 08:50:00 +0200
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> >However, this is IMO moot since
> >measurements live in the clinical database while documents
> >live in their own dedicated database.
> A clarification please on GNUMed "databases".
Should have said "service". Measurements and documents live in
separate services, eg. clinical and blob. One way to think of
the difference is that "clinical" houses data (potentially)
suited for computation while blob does not.

For now all data sources of a service reside in one physical
PG database - but they need not. Once the service concept is
abstracted out it can draw from several sources.

> Does each .sql file in the server/sql directory represent a separate 
> "database", each with a set of pertinent tables?
No, not quite. Eg. gmMeasurement and gmClinical go into the
same service (eg database).

> If these are each "databases", then how do they relate to the premise 
> that GNUMed is at present "one, monolithic" database. but one whose 
> "services" will support a splitting into databases when the state of 
> medical data infrastructure warrants?

Well, currently all of your services live in the same physical
database for various reasons.

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