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Subject:Re: Document the detritus? From:brian_das -at- hotmail -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 15 May 2003 19:16:08 -0600
Those tables that seem extraneous might actually be part of the real
system; systems that stick closely to the relational model often
dynamically create, alter and drop tables, giving them wacky,
system-generated, timestamped names to keep them unique.
They might also be junk left over from testing. Ask the owner of the
If they are not junk, I think your challenge is to identify what events in
the system create, alter and drop these tables, and what your audience
needs to know about those events. That will lead to the most useful
document, I think.
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