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pervasiveness of surrogate (also called synthetic) keys

From: Jim Irrer <irrer(at)umich(dot)edu>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: Jim Irrer <irrer(at)umich(dot)edu>
Subject: pervasiveness of surrogate (also called synthetic) keys
Date: 2011-04-28 17:29:31
Message-ID: BANLkTikr7ii5CtskEMa53tRtdtwP2hNa_g@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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A colleague of mine insists that using surrogate keys is the
common practice by an overwhelming margin in relational databases and
that they are used in 99 percent of large installations.  I agree that many
situations benefit from them, but are they really as pervasive
as he claims?

Thanks,

- Jim

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