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How to implement look-up tables?

From: Rich Shepard <rshepard(at)appl-ecosys(dot)com>
To: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: How to implement look-up tables?
Date: 1999-07-16 03:28:40
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  I don't know if this is a postgres question, a gtk+ UI question, or a C
question. So, if I'm in the wrong mail list, please let me know.

  I want to implement lookup tables in my applications. I've always (in
Paradox/DOS) used them primarily in one way:

	The lookup table contains limited values permitted in a field and
	provides consistent case and spelling on each record/tuple.

  For example, a lookup table would have the chart of accounts so the user
could select the appropriate account when entering expenses or writing a

  I assume that there is a way to implement this in my postgres
applications, but I've not seen how.

  All guidance and pointers gladly received.



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