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12:51 Aug 7, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: Clés étrangères
Context: specification document for a (credit) card management system - relational database
The text talks about "Clés étrangères" and "Clés primaires". I know primary key, but haven't come across the term "foreign keys" - am I correct with the literal translation?
TIA,
Sarah
Sarah Pearman
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:43
English translation:"foreign key"
Explanation:
Data Processing
In a relation, one or a group of attributes that corresponds to a primary key in another relation.
Yes, you're absolutely right with the literal translation!
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Gregory Charles Brent
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Thanks for your explanation.
Sarah
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5 mins
foreign key


Explanation:
it is a standard term for a key of a table contained as a field within another table

John Lejderman
Canada
Local time: 05:43
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6 hrs
foreign key


Explanation:
is right. Check the following web site for a discussion that includes both private keys and foreign keys. HTH!


    Reference: http://www.acius.com/ACIDOC/CMU/CMU11898.HTM
Heathcliff
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21 hrs
"foreign key"


Explanation:
Data Processing
In a relation, one or a group of attributes that corresponds to a primary key in another relation.
Yes, you're absolutely right with the literal translation!


    Government of Canada Language Database
Gregory Charles Brent
PRO pts in pair: 11
Grading comment
Thanks for your explanation.
Sarah

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