Monthly Archives: December 2008

as i discussed in part 2 of my series on "designing a database" there are, in general terms, three categories of data: either core, processor metadata. in simple terms core data is defined as information that cannot be derived, it must be input directly to the database. the actual input mechanism does not matter, it could equally well be from a user typing at the keyboard as through some form of automated, or semi-automatic data import. process data, on the other hand, can be derived from other information although it may actually be stored once generated. process data is usually, but… Continue reading