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Re: SELECT too complex?

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: Rory Campbell-Lange <rory(at)campbell-lange(dot)net>
Cc: Postgresql Novice List <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: SELECT too complex?
Date: 2003-06-29 19:25:49
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> However your analysis has made me think much more deeply about how the
> joins work and whether or not I need left outer joins. More than that,
> the difficulty I've had explaining the database structure to you means
> that I should carefully reconsider it.

Sure.  Although sometimes a very good, well-normalized structure is impossible 
to explain without a clearer diagram than you can do in ASCII -- and without 
a clear understanding of what the database is for.

Josh Berkus
Aglio Database Solutions
San Francisco

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