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Database Design for Mere Mortals™: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design, Second Edition by Michael J. Hernandez

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Looking at How Information Is Presented

The second step in the analysis process involves reviewing the various ways in which the organization presents its data as information. During this process, you'll review items, such as hand-written documents, computer printouts, screen presentations, and Web pages.

Here are three of the most popular presentation methods that you'll encounter during this process:

  1. Reports. A report is any document (hand-written, typed, or computer-generated) used to arrange and present data in such a way that it is meaningful to the person or people viewing it. Although using a software program (such as a word processor or spreadsheet) is the standard method of generating a report nowadays, you'll still find a number ...

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