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  • Seriously, don't use either approach.

    What's not clear to me is why you're using the views in the first place. If you're trying to hide or limit access to the underlying tables, then either approach goes counter to the goal. If you're using the views to encapsulate logic or something like that, then choose meaningful names for the columns. There must be some reason why that column is visible in the view -- choose a name that describes its function.

    In any case, letting the underlying tables "show thru" i

    • While this is not my design, in this particular case it works, though it's a long story why. The database, while still being used as a database, is being used in a most unusual fashion. We are not trying to hide or limit access and, because of the way things are structured, these names really are meaningful. It's a long story why but when Bricolage 2 comes out, it will be more clear what is going on.