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Re: Against the Grain: Pascal commentary about XML and databases
- From: "Thomas B. Passin" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2001 08:31:48 -0400
(This is getting off-topic, perhaps)
"Topness" would be evaluated by some calculation, then inserted into the
view in its own column. The query (yes, a real relational) uses the view
and has a where statement that includes
It's perfectly good relational-hood-ness.
There, I'm done with this!
> A former colleague of mine informed me that SQL Server (at least) supports
> "TOP n" join, but I still would argue that it's not a fundamentally
> *relational* query.
> I must end now, it's time for my lunch...
> > Bah! Pfui! (I've been reading Nero Wolfe stories again, don't
> > mind me).
> > Create a view to get the top five, then use that view to roll
> > them up in a
> > query.
> > Cheers,
> > Tom P