CHAPTER 4

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Conceptual and Logical Data Model Production

I have a new philosophy. I’m only going to dread one day at a time.

—Charles M. Schulz, cartoonist best known for the comic strip Peanuts

In this chapter, we are going to really wind things up and begin to apply the skills that were covered in the previous chapters and begin creating a data model. It won’t likely be identical to the final model that gets implemented by any means, but the goal of this model will be to serve as the basis for the eventual model that will get implemented. Personally, I both love and loathe this particular step in the process because this is where things get ...

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