Data Modeling Essentials: Analysis, Design, and Innovation
An innovative "how-to" guide and design aid to data modeling. This book discusses the theory and practice of data modeling as a design activity, and shows the reader how to increase quality and stimulate creativity with new modeling approaches. The book is useful as both a basic learning tool, and a thought provoking guide to higher achievement in designing and executing data models.
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allocated allow application approach Bachelor of Arts basic BCNF Branch business rules business specialists candidate key Chapter Client Code columns combination common complex concepts constraints convention corporate data model corporate model creativity data flow diagrams data management data structure database management system Date definition delete determinant documentation Drug Name Drug Short Name E-R modeling Employee Number enforce entity instance ENTITY-RELATIONSHIP MODELING example Figure foreign key function model handle hierarchy Hospital Number identify implement involved issues Item logical database design look look-up table Manufactured many-to-many relationships nonkey nontransferable normal form one-to-many relationships one-to-one relationships Operation Number option performance Person physical database designer primary key problem program logic Qualification real world record redundancy relational database relational model repeating group represent requirements result Salesperson specify stable subtypes and supertypes Surgeon Number surrogate keys technique third normal form transferable update users weak entity