Database design acronym (IE)

Last Post 07 Mar 2007 12:13 AM by SQLUSA. 4 Replies.
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jessereich
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02 Mar 2007 07:09 AM
Can anyone tell me the meaning of (IE)?

Here is an example of how it would be used:

tblContact
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ContactID LONG (PK)
CompanyID LONG (IE)
FirstName TEXT(50)
LastName TEXT(50) (IE)

This example is from one of the earlier data modeling articles in SQL Server Mag. I know the PK = primary key and FK = foreign key. But what is the meaning of IE? I'm stuck...
SQLUSA
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07 Mar 2007 12:13 AM
It may be referring to the IE Notation. IE- Information Engineering.

Kalman Toth
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jessereich
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07 Mar 2007 05:32 AM
Interesting...Thanks!
GoldenGal
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09 Mar 2007 08:40 AM
Jesse,

What's the article that you're referring to, the one that used this (IE) notation?
brawtaman
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12 Mar 2007 11:06 AM
In this context, IE means Inversion Entry and it indicates that these columns are part of a non-unique index.



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