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Data Model Scorecard: Applying the Industry Standard on Data Model Quality by Steve Hoberman

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Chapter 7 Category Four: Structure How structurally sound is the model?

The “Structure” category validates the design practices employed to build the model. Assume you were comfortable reading an architectural blueprint and somebody shared their house blueprint with you. If there was a garage drawn in the attic, you would catch it. You would notice that something just does not seem right on the blueprint. The blueprint is to a house as the data model is to a database. Therefore, if there was something not quite right on the data model, you would catch it as well. Many of these structure issues are quickly and automatically flagged ...

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