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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Databases by John V. Petersen

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Determine the Requirements of the Database

How do you go about making decisions regarding database requirements? The key to making decisions lies in knowing where to find information. In spite of the varied nature of different companies and departments, the sources of information are common. As you develop different database systems, you will find the process of requirements gathering to be very repeatable. Among the many sources of information regarding database requirements, the most common include interviews, business forms, and existing systems.

Interviews

For all the computing power companies use today, people still make the decisions and make things happen in a business. Don’t underestimate the power of talking and—perhaps more important—listening ...

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