Database Modeling with Microsoft® Visio for Enterprise Architects

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Morgan Kaufmann, Sep 11, 2003 - Computers - 425 pages
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This book is for database designers and database administrators using Visio, which is the database component of Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET for Enterprise Architects suite, also included in MSDN subscriptions. This is the only guide to this product that tells DBAs how to get their job done. Although primarily focused on tool features, the book also provides an introduction to data modeling, and includes practical advice on managing database projects. The principal author was the program manager of VEA's database modeling solutions.

· Explains how to model databases with Microsoft® Visio for Enterprise Architects (VEA), focusing on tool features.
· Provides a platform-independent introduction to data modeling using both Object Role Modeling (ORM) and Entity Relationship Modeling (ERM), and includes practical advice on managing database projects.
· Additional ORM models, course notes, and add-ins available online.
 

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Contents

Overview of Database Modeling and the Database Modeling Tool
1
The Conceptual Modeling Solution ORM
63
The Logical Modeling Solution ER and Relational
201
Managing Database Projects
327
Chapter 17 Other Features and Best Practices
361
Glossary and ORM Notation
389
Further Resources
401
Index
411
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Dr. Terry Halpin is a professor at Northface University. He has led database research teams at several companies including Visio Corporation and Microsoft Corporation, where he worked on the conceptual and logical database modeling technology in Microsoft Visio for Enterprise Architects. His publications include over 100 technical papers and five books.

Ken Evans has taught and applied ORM in English and French for 10 years. His know-how in data and process modeling and complex systems management comes from over 30 years in industry, including international jobs with IBM, EDS, Honeywell Controls, and Plessy and clients among the Fortune 500.

Patrick Hallock, M.S., is the founder of InConcept, a consulting firm, and teaches object modeling throughout the United States. He has been in the industry for 30 years, focusing on database design, with an emphasis on ORM.

Bill MacLean, CPA, is an independent consultant and teacher who has worked with relational databases for over 15 years, and consulted in database design for the last 9. He believes that the purpose of a data model is to turn business requirements into buildable specifications.

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