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Structure - which way is best...

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Nathan, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Nathan

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    I have a DB that controls what is essentially 4 different sets of data. Each
    set will eventually be in 1000s of records. The front end uses different
    forms to access and manipulate the data.

    Is it better to keep all the data in one table, or spread it out across four
    different back-ends. They are seperate now only because there used to be
    different front ends as well. Is there a speed difference? Data integrity?

    Thanks

    Nathan
     
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  3. Ron2006

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    Considerations - not relating to speed:

    1) Probably, currently you don't have queries across mdbs, But if and
    or after you end up creating those queries, what will happen to your
    data integrity if one of those mdbs has to be set back to a backup, but
    the other three not. On the surface, that is the only thing that I
    would worry about, but I have not had to do that, yet, so I haven't
    given it too much thought.
     
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