Just another Mnesia question.

Craig Dickson crd@REDACTED
Mon Apr 26 22:37:06 CEST 1999

Mickael Remond <mikl@REDACTED> wrote:

> Sorry to bother you again, but I think I need some explaination about a
> particular concept in Mnesia.
> In the Mnesia doc, you can read :
> "What makes the Mnesia data model an extended relational model is the
> ability to store arbitrary Erlang terms in the attribute fields. One
> attribute value could for example be a whole tree of oids leading to
> other terms in other tables. This type of record is hard to model in
> traditional relational DBMSs."
> This sentence is particularly abstract to me. Could someone explain this
> concept or give me some concret examples.

Another question for the experts: does the idea of storing "arbitrary Erlang
terms" in the database imply that not only data (numbers, text, lists) but
also executable code (i.e. funs) can be stored in the database?


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