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What Is A "Higher Level Table"?

 
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I'm sorry that this doesn't exactly conform to the topic of this thread but I chose the one I thought closest to my question.

Some one recently looked at a table diagram that I had made and referred to one of the tables as a "higher level table". I understand normalizing tables, primary and foreign keys, and one to many relationships. I don't recall hearing the term "higher level table", however. When I think of something "higher level", I think of thinks like higher level classes in Java. Could someone be so kind as to let me know what they are referring to when they use the term "higher level table"? Thanks very much!
 
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Bob Scott wrote:I'm sorry that this doesn't exactly conform to the topic of this thread but I chose the one I thought closest to my question.

Some one recently looked at a table diagram that I had made and referred to one of the tables as a "higher level table". I understand normalizing tables, primary and foreign keys, and one to many relationships. I don't recall hearing the term "higher level table", however. When I think of something "higher level", I think of thinks like higher level classes in Java. Could someone be so kind as to let me know what they are referring to when they use the term "higher level table"? Thanks very much!


Just wanted to close this thread after looking again at what this other programmer had written to me. (it was ~3 1/2 years ago that he wrote it). When he spoke of "top level table" he was simply referring to my design where I had a table with a primary key in it. Not exactly rocket science. ;)
 
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