By: K. Turner
Normalization in its most literal sense means: To make (a text or language) regular and consistent, especially with respect to spelling or style. 1 Normalization with regard to database technology takes on a slightly different meaning, but the concepts of consistency and organization remain the same.
As a database grows, it grows not only in size, but also complexity. This inevitability provides a need to maintain order and organization. The best
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keys (FK) are then placed in the appropriate tables to provide relationships and to maintain referential integrity between the newly created tables.
1 Excerpted from the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition Copyright © 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company
2 Database Systems 5th Edition
Rob and Coronel
3 Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World 2nd Edition
Satzinger, Jackson, and Burd