0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 10, 2002 9:28 AM by Empty Bell

    Database design question

    Empty Bell Newbie

      Hi guys,

      I'm trying to figure out the best way to design a multi-field table in which there are no inter-dependencies, but where there is bound to be much tuple-duplication.

      I would like to eliminate this duplication, but reel at the idea of making a unique index on multiple fields, nearly the whole table. On the other hand, the prospect of coding a find-and-search by hand is equally horrifying.

      So which way to go:

      1) create a unique index on multiple fields;
      2) avoid duplication by searching at create time;
      or
      3) shut up and accept the wasted space?

      Please help.

      M