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OK to have unrelated tables in same universe?

We have a database that has a series of unrelated tables. Is it bad idea to have those unrelated tables in the same universe?

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    Posted on Nov 05, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Hi,

    Yes,It's not a good practice or i can say bad design.If you are going to put the unrelated tables then users must know which objects they have to select creating objects and when they will get the errors or wrong result.


    This approach is more based on the limited users community and they should know how this will work.If users doesn't know i would suggest don't go for this approach.


    In one of my project we went for this approach but in that case users were used to with this approach and they forced to go with this.



    Amit

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    • Former Member Noel Scheaffer

      Rather than use contexts for this, use aggregate navigation. It's not what aggregate navigation was designed for but it's something that I've used it for in the past. Typically you'd use it in an OLTP schema. As Amit says, you wouldn't generally put disparate tables in the same universe but it can often be the case that the same target audience would need them both.

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