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on 21 September 2017
This textbook is an excellent source of information and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn in detail about the theory and application of relational databases. However, if you are in the UK, I would warn you of the following:
I bought a new copy of Database Systems by Connolly and Begg (ISBN 9781292061184) from Amazon.co.uk. Inside the front cover there is supposed to be a scratch code to enable me to access the support website. However, my copy does not have a scratch code - it just has a blank space where the scratch code should be.
On the inside cover it says "Your textbook includes one year of prepaid access to the book's Companion Website".
I have looked at the website and it states that further codes can be purchased for $24 but, since my copy has never had a scratchcode, I should not have to do that.
I contacted Pearson Support but they failed to reply to my email. Eventually, I decided that I would, reluctantly, pay the $24 because I particularly wanted to download the database that the book uses as an example. When I followed the instructions provided on the inside cover my credit card was rejected because it was a UK card. The Pearson website is a nightmare to access because it is very difficult to find the right contact email address to use.