Auto Identify Foreign Key Child Table Columns When Creating A Relationship

cloyd 3 years ago updated 3 years ago 0

When creating a relationship between two tables with columns that have already been created, building a relationship creates a new duplicate column in the child table instead of looking to see if a column with the same name as the referencing table.column already exists in the child table. 

The logic behind this should be conditional:

1. Check to see if referencing column name exists in child table:

.         1a. If yes, use the already existing column for the relationship

           1b. If no, create a new column

This is annoying and unintuitive for enterprise database design.