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  • What is so bad about EAV, anyway?

    I see a lot of people trash-talking the EAV (entity-attribute-value) model.  If you want the full story on EAV, I recommend you read the Wikipedia entry.  Basically this is the situation where instead of storing the properties of an entity in a single row, you store it as a set of name-value pairs in multiple rows. The Problem I ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on November 19, 2009
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