5. Starting the Process
“Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?” he asked. “Begin at the beginning,” the King said gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
—LEWIS CARROLL ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Topics Covered in This Chapter
Everything has a beginning, and the database design process is no different. Interestingly enough, you start the process by defining the end result. It is in the very first step of the database design process that you identify and declare the purpose of the database. You also define and declare a list of the tasks that your users can perform against the data ...