Any chance this could be a view?
On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 12:06 PM, Jonah H. Harris <jonah(dot)harris(at)gmail(dot)com>
> On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 9:01 AM, Jean-David Beyer
> <jeandavid8(at)verizon(dot)net> wrote:
> > In another thread, the O.P. had a question about a large table with over
> > columns. Is this usual? Whenever I make a database, which is not often,
> > ends up with tables that rarely have over to columns, and usually less
> > that. When normalized, my tables rarely get very wide.
> Yes, even in several well-normalized schemas I've seen tables with
> over 250 columns.
> > Without criticising the O.P., since I know nothing about his
> application, I
> > am curious how it comes about that such a wide table is justified.
> The few applications I've seen with large tables were an insurance
> system, an manufacturing system, and a sensor-recording system (which
> was more optimal to store as an attribute-per-instance-of-time than a
> separate tuple containing the time, sensor, and value).
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