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92Re: [hockey-databank] Proposed (minor) change to Master table

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  • Tangotiger
    Jan 18, 2008
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      On a data design issue, every single field should
      represent one and only one thing. Merging data into
      one field is not a good idea.


      --- dsreyn <dreynolds@...> wrote:

      > The Master table currently contains four fields
      > (firstNHL, lastNHL,
      > firstWHA, lastWHA) that give the years a player was
      > active in the NHL
      > and WHA. I'm considering replacing these with one
      > pair of fields to
      > indicate the span of years for which a player has
      > data in the Scoring
      > and Goalies tables. In addition to combining the
      > NHL and WHA years,
      > this would also include the three older leagues
      > (NHA, PCHA, WCHL).
      > I don't see this as a major change, but I thought
      > I'd mention this
      > before going ahead. If this will cause a serious
      > inconvenience for
      > anyone, I could be persuaded to leave it alone.
      > Doug
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      Tim Raines, Hall of Fame 2008


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