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elwoos
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Posted - 09/19/2013 :  09:15:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've just had to explain to someone who has been developing (admittedly very small) databases for many years what a Foreign Key is.



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Posted - 09/19/2013 :  09:20:34  Show Profile  Visit webfred's Homepage  Reply with Quote
what is a foreign key?



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Lumbago
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Posted - 09/19/2013 :  09:56:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've encountered a few jaw-dropping moments with "enterprise Access architects" myself...the size of the companies they have been working for is the most frightening part!

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djj55
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Posted - 09/19/2013 :  10:08:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Webfred - a foregn key is a key not from your country. :-)

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khtan
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Posted - 09/19/2013 :  11:38:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by djj55

Webfred - a foregn key is a key not from your country. :-)

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MuMu88
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Posted - 09/19/2013 :  14:22:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by djj55

Webfred - a foregn key is a key not from your country. :-)

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jezemine
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Posted - 09/19/2013 :  14:56:45  Show Profile  Visit jezemine's Homepage  Reply with Quote
that concept is foreign to me.


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webfred
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Posted - 09/20/2013 :  05:58:17  Show Profile  Visit webfred's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by djj55

Webfred - a foregn key is a key not from your country. :-)

djj


Aha! Then foreign keys make the world a village?



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Lumbago
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Posted - 10/01/2013 :  09:39:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A wrongfully placed foreign key can be a very dangerous thing...even in a friendly village. What if you found one on your nightstand and discovered that it belonged to the man next door??

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DonAtWork
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Posted - 10/01/2013 :  10:39:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Foreign key = using your Chevy key in a V-dub.

Also, trying to play the Brandenburg concerto in B flat.








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djj55
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Posted - 10/01/2013 :  12:42:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Also, trying to play the Brandenburg concerto in B flat.



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DonAtWork
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Posted - 10/02/2013 :  08:26:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
oops. Concerto #6 is B flat

Should have said C#. Then i get the geek reference too.








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