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Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals by Toon Koppelaars, Lex de Haan

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In this chapter, we’ll give a demonstration of how you can formally specify a database design. Formalizing a database design specification has the advantage of avoiding any ambiguity in the documentation of not only the database structure but, even more importantly, of all involved data integrity constraints.

imagesNote Within the IT industry, the term business rules is often used to denote what this book refers to as data integrity constraints. However, because a clear definition of what exactly is meant by business rules is seldom given, we cannot ...

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