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Beginning Database Design: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Clare Churcher

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CHAPTER 5

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Developing a Data Model

In the previous chapters, you’ve seen how to determine the requirements of a database problem by considering the tasks users of the system need to carry out. Tasks were represented with use cases, and a simple data model was developed to represent the required data. In Chapter 4, you saw that a great deal can be learned about a problem by questioning some of the details of simple relationships, particularly the number of objects involved at each end of a relationship. In this chapter, you’ll be introduced to a few problems that frequently occur in order to enlarge your armory for attacking tricky situations. ...

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