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A Developer’s Guide to Data Modeling for SQL Server: Covering SQL Server 2005 and 2008 by Joshua Jones, Eric Johnson

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CHAPTER 5REQUIREMENTS GATHERING

It’s likely that you are reading this book either because you’ve been given a project that will make you responsible for building a data model, or you would like to have the skills necessary to get a job doing this type of work. (Or perhaps you are reading this book for its entertainment value, in which case you should seriously consider seeking some sort of therapy.)

To explain the importance of bringing your customers into the design process, we like to compare data model design to automobile engine design. Knowing how to design an automobile engine is not something that many people take up as a passing fancy; if you learn how to design them, it’s a good bet that you plan to make a career of it. There is a great ...

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