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Re: The Tutorial(TM)

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>,Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <asmodai(at)wxs(dot)nl>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: The Tutorial(TM)
Date: 2004-01-08 17:07:13
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David Fetter wrote:
> Expanding on that, putting FK's in "Advanced Features" gives the (IME
> always wrong) impression that they're optional.

They *are* optional.

The first chapter is about getting the data in and out.  That is not 
optional for using a database.  Transactions, views, foreign keys, 
primary keys even, and everything else that some people think is 
essential for a "real" database are in fact optional.  Remember that 
the tutorial is intended for people starting from zero.  Let's not 
overwhelm them right away.

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