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Re: [Gnumed-devel] My Simple Brain - Data Storage - FH+Habits

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] My Simple Brain - Data Storage - FH+Habits
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 10:52:28 +0100
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> > Why is having clinical data in multiple separate tables a problem. Surely 
> > that 
> It's not, we do have separate tables. We *also* have an single ancestor table
> which allows us to search across all the clinical tables at once. (This
> concept does not exist in MS-Access) 
Ah, well put ! That does make things clearer.

> Sure we could do a massive join across all the tables, but on postgres
> that would be unworkably slow.
Not sure that is true with properly indexed tables - but
surely a bit slower than having the ancestor table.

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