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Re: Acronymic Question -- ANSWERED

From: Rich Shepard <rshepard(at)appl-ecosys(dot)com>
To: pdxpug(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Acronymic Question -- ANSWERED
Date: 2009-03-03 20:05:09
Message-ID: alpine.LNX.2.00.0903031204241.2114@salmo.appl-ecosys.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, 3 Mar 2009, Rich Shepard wrote:

>  In a book I'm reading I see many references to 'DRI' without any
> explanation of to what that acronym points. However, a Google search
> reveals that it stands for Declarative Referential Integrity and, in the
> same breath, mentions SQL Server. I've never before come across this
> acronym. Am I correct in assuming that DRI is a Microsoftism and not
> common in RDBMSs such as PostgreSQL and SQLite?

   Brain woke up and answered my own question: DRI means declaring foreign
keys in the DDL.

Rich

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