Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing the current system, part of Relational Database Fundamentals.
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…One source of insight into the inner workings on an…organization that shouldn't be overlooked is their current database system.…This could be an actual computer database that…had been previously developed, but no longer meets their…needs for some reason, a series of spreadsheet files,…or even a file folder full of paper records.…You want to be able to get your hands on as much of their current…system as possible in order to see…what works and sometimes more importantly, what doesn't.…And while you want to be as thorough…in your investigation as possible, it's extremely…important at this stage to be highly…conscious of the mission statement you just developed.…
After all, it's your guide for the database development process.…And without it, it will be very easy to get overwhelmed right out of the gate.…So with the mission statement in mind, the first step…is to gather information on how the system currently collects data.…Including getting copies of any paper and electronic files that are in use.…You'll analyze these to determine specifically which data elements…
- What is a database management system (DBMS)?
- Moving through the database development cycle
- Preventing duplicate, inconsistent, and conflicting data entries
- Gathering requirements
- Developing relationships
- Identifying key fields
- Following a naming convention
- Developing the actual database
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1. Relational Database Basics
2. Preventing Data Anomalies
3. Gathering Requirements
4. Developing the Conceptual Data Model
5. Normalizing Your Data
6. Logical Design Considerations
7. Developing the Physical Database
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