Identifying Existing Relationships

When you were composing the table descriptions earlier in the database-design process (back in Chapter 7, to be exact), you assembled a representative group of users and management to help you with that task. These people were also designated as representatives of the organization and granted the authority to aid in the decision-making process throughout the remainder of the database-design process. (At least, this is the current assumption for the sake of discussion and example.) Now you'll arrange meetings with this group once again so that they can help you identify existing table relationships. These folks can provide valuable input because they are likely to have a good perspective on how various subjects ...

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