Determining and Defining Views

By now you've probably realized that views can be a substantial asset to the database. During this stage of the database-design process, you'll define a fundamental set of views for the database. Your definition of views won't stop here—you'll probably define more views when you implement the database within your RDBMS and as you create your end-user application programs. In these instances, you'll use views as a tool to support particular aspects of the implementation or application program. The views you define during the database-design process, however, will focus strictly on data-access and information-retrieval issues.

Working with Users and Management

You'll work once again with the organization's ...

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