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Self Referencing and entity uniqueness

Using Toad for Data Modeller 5.4

I have created a self referencing refer to example

a FK was created. Should this FK be renamed as parent gl account number or subsidiary gl account number. if the later then how is this entity unique?

I read the FK as the subsidiary gl account number not the parent.

Hi,

please attach a sample model.

Thank you,

Vaclav

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This would be renamed with the parent. Dummy rows in a non-identifying relationship where the parent is not mandatory might look like the below. One parent can have multiple children, but a child can have at most one parent. This is the nature of a recursive relationship. If a child can have multiple parents, you would need to create a many to many relationship using an associative table instead.

Org Unit **Org Unit Parent **

Finance Finance

Treasury Finance

Accounting Finance

Human Resources
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