Chapter 19. Diagramming and Documenting Databases

Given the complexity of database management systems (DBMSs), visual documentation is an effective means of promoting communication between technical experts and their clients. With Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Professional, you can take a snapshot of your database and its code to create a concise and accurate database model diagram—that is, a diagram that models a physical database schema. Visio Professional reverse engineers client/server databases from Microsoft, Oracle, and others, as well as desktop databases such as Microsoft Access, and provides several views of your database ...

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