Chapter 15. Bending or Breaking the Rules

Nature never breaks her own laws.

--LEONARDO DA VINCI

Topics Covered in This Chapter

When May You Bend or Break the Rules?

Documenting Your Actions

Summary

I always advocate following proper database-design techniques. As you've already learned, there are numerous reasons for doing so. But first and foremost, you should use a good design method to ensure the integrity of the database. I cannot overstate how important this is. You now know the consequences of improperly establishing data integrity, so following the rules is of paramount importance.

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