Re: [ire] CSV woes

Klaus Malorny <Klaus.Malorny@knipp.de> Tue, 01 October 2013 14:11 UTC

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On 01.10.2013 15:18, Gould, James wrote:
> Klaus,
>

Hi James,

> [...]
>
> The hosts are referenced by ROIDs instead of the host name, since use of a
> natural key (host name), will not work for some host models (hostAttr as
> well as having a separate set of external hosts per registrar) and will
> not support host name changes.  A host name change should only result in a
> change to a single record and not all links to that host record.  The
> contact identifier is unique and can't be changed, so it can be used
> directly without use of a surrogate key via the ROID.

Yes, that makes sense. Just forgot that host names may change. As talking of 
hosts, there seems to be a small inconsistency in section 5.2.1.3: it says that 
the fName field is mandatory in "host", but the example for deleting hosts (page 
41) omits it.

Regards,

Klaus