User Interface

Right back at the beginning of this book, we looked at defining our database problem in terms of what different users of the database would need to do. We specified these requirements in terms of use cases, and most fell into one of two categories: tasks a user would need to carry out to enter data efficiently and tasks for retrieving information in the form of different reports.

In the intervening chapters, we have mostly been concerned with separating our data into several normalized tables in order to ensure the data is kept in a way that will allow the construction of different reports as the database evolves. This ...

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