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Re: surrogate key or not?

From: Karsten(dot)Hilbert(at)gmx(dot)net
To: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: surrogate key or not?
Date: 2004-07-23 20:36:23
Message-ID: 20040723223623.A612@hermes.hilbert.loc (view raw or flat)
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Josh,

> > In other words, with surrogate keys, you eliminate the chance
> > that your original design was flawed due to lack of important
> > initial knowledge.
> 
> Well, you don't *eliminate* it, but you do decrease it.   
> 
> I'd say, yes, this is an important 4th reason:   
> 
> 4) Your spec may be incorrect and surrogate keys make it easier to make design 
> changes in production.

thanks so much - this is exactly the kind of assurance I was
looking for.

BTW, I will come back to your generous offer in August.
Thanks again.

Karsten
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