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Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 01/09/2013 :  04:13:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Lets say your company needs to build a web application for a client. If you were given a document that specifies what the application is all about and it's your job to design the db- how would you go about designing it?
I know about normalisation, data type considerations but I want to know please how from a document of about 100 pages you are supposed to design the tables.


Very Important crosS Applying yaK Herder

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Posted - 01/09/2013 :  04:17:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
start with identifying the core entities involved in application and relationships between them. This can be documented in ER diagram and would help in logical model. then think of attributes to be included in each entity to get physical model out of it. Finally convert it to scripts.

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