Hi Jason, many thanks Jason for your reply.
On Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at 11:25 AM, Jason Minion wrote:
> I think the way you want to look at it is: if a record exists in
> sample_attributesjoin, then it needs to reference both samples
> and attributes. You don't need to worry about samples or attributes
> being "off" because they don't have "enough" references, instead
> you want to ensure that if a record exists (whether inserted,
> updated, or references are deleted) in sample_attributesjoin
> that the sample_id and attribute_id are always valid.
Yes, this is what I was thinking but just needed to ensure this was the
right approach since I have a number of tables and similar
circumstances. So if there is no attributes for a sample record when I
join the tables and query, I will just have nothing returned for these
records and no trouble with integrity, am I correct? When I up update
or delete records that I have added to attributesjoin, the referential
integrity of attributes and samples table is maintained using the
constraints, have I got this right?
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