Introducing Conceptual Database Design (Logical Model)
Conceptual database design is the process of translating the requirements into a formal conceptual data model and process models. The result of conceptual database design is a conceptual schema and process models. Conceptual database design is similar to requirements analysis, but the difference is that the database designer must get all the information needed to be able to design the database. The main concern is the data and how it should be saved and retrieved.
This chapter will focus on entity-relationship (ER) modeling. Data flow diagrams are also important, and if they were ...