Self-sufficiency of registers

This article describes the standards that apply to register structure. All of the listed recommendations are mandatory unless noted otherwise.

While developing a register structure, remember that the register must stay logically independent from the recorders. Any logic based on register data and any reports on the register must not access recorder fields; all required data must be located in the register itself.

Accessing register fields using . (dot) leads to implicit connections to additional tables. Moreover, a distributed database might not have a recorder if register records are transferred between nodes but recorders are not.

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