3 Common Foreign Key Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Foreign keys are an important element of any relational database. But when you’re setting up your database schema, it’s relatively easy to create problems for yourself if the foreign keys aren’t set up correctly. Here are three of the most common mistakes made with foreign keys, and a little advice on how to avoid them! […]

Foreign keys are an important element of any relational database. But when you’re setting up your database schema, it’s relatively easy to create problems for yourself if the foreign keys aren’t set up correctly.
Here are three of the most common mistakes made with foreign keys, and a little advice on how to avoid them!
1. Mismatched data types When you’re using a foreign key to reference a column in another table, the datatypes of both tables have to be the same.
Source: CockroachDB