first normal form


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first normal form

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Pratt and Adamski (2005) state "The most common normal forms are the first normal form (1NF), second normal form (2NF), third normal form (3NF), and fourth normal form (4NF)" (p.
We believe he would have said something similar to the following: There is a much simpler way of normalizing into first normal form. Simply take the parent relation and replace every embedded relation with its attributes.
One meets first normal form by decomposing complex objects.