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

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CHAPTER 1

Data Model Overview

How do I get there?

Maps, blueprints, data models

Please show me the way

I gave the steering wheel a heavy tap with my hands as I realized that once again, I was completely lost. It was about an hour before dawn, I was driving in France, and an important business meeting awaited me. I spotted a gas station up ahead that appeared to be open. I parked, went inside, and showed the attendant the address of my destination.

I dont speak French and the attendant didnt speak English. The attendant did, however, recognize the name of the company I needed to visit. Wanting to help and unable to communicate verbally, the attendant took out a pen and paper. He drew lines for streets, circles for roundabouts along with numbers ...

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