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  • Nulls and Foreign key relationships

    Quick questions on Nulls and foreign key relationship. I've currently been asked to default all fields and even foreign key relationships to some default value. Even on left outer joins between rows that may not exist yet we have to set default values types using the isnull feature. My question is...
    Posted to ORM Techniques (Forum) by mnnoon on 06-24-2011
  • Re: Modeling based an existence chain

    Hi Andy, It would appear that we base our respective uses of ORM on different philosophical foundations. My approach is based on the following principles (inter alia) 1: Words are just symbols(collections of one or more characters) without any intrinsic meaning. From this perspective, your implied assertion...
    Posted to ORM Techniques (Forum) by Ken Evans on 05-24-2011
  • Re: Modeling based an existence chain

    Hi Andy, [quote user="Andy Carver"]From what I can tell, the domain (or to be precise, Marc's "watered-down version" of it) involves the idea that a person works for a federal agency or a Public Organization (or has no documented work), but does not do both. In other words, there...
    Posted to ORM Techniques (Forum) by Ken Evans on 05-24-2011
  • Re: To Null or not to Null. That is the question!

    Hi Andy, Yes I agree with you about splitting the thread so here it is. I hope you like the title. I was tempted to use "Nulls pour les Nuls" but then I felt that the Shakespearian option would be more informative. Nulls are indeed a very important question which has hitherto not had the attention...
    Posted to ORM Techniques (Forum) by Ken Evans on 05-21-2011
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