4. Conceptual Overview
I don’t pretend to understand the Universe—it’s a great deal bigger than I am.
Topics Covered in This Chapter
The Importance of Completing the Design Process
Defining a Mission Statement and Mission Objectives
Analyzing the Current Database
Creating the Data Structures
Determining and Establishing Table Relationships
Determining and Defining Business Rules
Determining and Defining Views
Reviewing Data Integrity
Understanding how to design a relational database isn’t quite as hard as understanding the universe; in fact, it’s much easier. It is important, however, for you to have an overall idea of the way the database design process works and a general idea of the steps involved within ...