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Hi, While designning a database using the Anchor-buoy model, I am confronted with two possibilities: (1) TO1_1 (Anchor) = TO Globals (2) TO1_1 (Anchor) x TO Globals = TO1_2 TO1_2 is a sec

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Hi,

While designning a database using the Anchor-buoy model, I am confronted with two possibilities:

(1) TO1_1 (Anchor) = TO Globals

(2) TO1_1 (Anchor) x TO Globals = TO1_2

TO1_2 is a second occurrence of the table TO1_1.

TO_Globals is a table that holds globals for the whole database.

The database consists of only one file.

I could connect a global field in TO_Globals to a primary key field in TO1_1 or to TO1_1, thus creating (1) or (2). The final result is the same (notice there is a cartesian operator in option (2)). I can use either relationship to calculate fields, etc, as usual.

My questions are:

Would it be noticeable faster option (1) compared to option (2)?

Is it better practice at all?

The reason to use option (2) is clarity and organization (for me, at least).

Thanks

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