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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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Reviewing the Initial Table Structures

Now that the fundamental table definitions are complete, you need to conduct interviews with users and management to review the work you've done so far. This set of interviews is fairly straightforward and should be relatively easy to conduct.

During these interviews, you will accomplish these tasks:

  • Ensure that the appropriate subjects are represented in the database. Although it's highly unlikely that an important subject is missing at this stage of the database-design process, it can happen. When it does happen, identify the subject, use the proper techniques to transform it into a table, and develop it to the same degree as the other tables in the database.

  • Make certain that the table names and ...

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