Chapter 7. Establishing Table Structures
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
|--SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES|
Topics Covered in This Chapter
Defining the Preliminary Table List
Defining the Final Table List
Associating Fields with Each Table
Refining the Fields
Refining the Table Structures
Organizations use databases to keep track of various subjects that are important to them. For example, a medical clinic keeps track of, among other things, its patients, doctors, and appointments; an equipment rental business must maintain data on its customers, equipment, and rental agreements; and a registrar's office is concerned (at the very least) ...