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Data Modeling Made Simple with ER/Studio Data Architect by Steve Hoberman

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You will see the term object used frequently throughout the text. Object includes any data model component, such as entities, attributes, and relationships. As you work through the book, you will see references to objects in data models, keys on the keyboard, and sections of the ER/Studio environment, such as options on ER/Studio menus, tools on the palette, and dialog buttons. We make use of the following simple conventions:

Object names

e.g. Customer Last Name is an attribute within the Customer entity.

menu options

e.g. Insert > Entity refers to the Entity option on the Insert menu.

Tool, tab, screen, or window name

e.g. Datatype Mapping Editor, Data Model Explorer

<keyboard keys>, including ...

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