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  1. #1
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    Post Unanswered: multi-valued attributes

    what is the disadvantage of mutivalued attributes in a database

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    they violate Third Normal Form
    You can lead some folks to knowledge, but you can not make them think.
    The average person thinks he's above average!
    For most folks, they don't know, what they don't know.
    Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

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    I think they actually violate the First Normal Form.

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