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Response to sboatcar (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 12:06 PM

9. I don't think I would call their programming slapshod

When working with databases, physical and a logical deletes both have their advantages and disadvantages. Logical deletes - marking data as deleted and hiding it instead of physically removing it - is useful when there exists an intent to leave an audit trail. Of less importance, it also means the programmer does not need to worry about orphaned records, data in ancillary tables that has no context without the deleted data.

That said, the audit trail in this case is going to come back to unexpectedly bite a lot of people.

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