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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:56 pm    Post subject: What is meant by Atomic Key in DB2
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What is meant by Atomic Key in DB2?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:24 pm    Post subject:
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I dont think its a DB2 concept. May i know where you referred to it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

In DB2 (and many other databases) an Atomic Key is simply "something" that cannot be broken into meaningful lower components. It consists of only one field. Department_No could be an atomic key for the department table.
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