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From David Fox <>
Subject When to normalize data
Date Sat, 15 Oct 2011 03:49:23 GMT
Hey guys,

I have a database containing thousands of documents fairly large in 
size. These documents contain something similar to an access key inside 
them, so users can control who can view their "documents", how many 
times, etc...

Besides these access keys, which get updated very often, the rest of the 
document is relatively static.

Would this be a case where it would make sense to normalize my document 
and store these access keys separately? Are there any general guidelines 
determining when it makes sense to normalize?


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