Designing Relational Database Systems

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Meeting the demand for a definitive, design-focused guidebook to Microsoft's database technologies, Riordan offers practical discussion and instructive examples. She clarifies the rich but vast set of Microsoft tools for database development--from Access 20000 and SQL Server 7.0 to the various data access technologies within Visual Basic. Source code is featured on the CD-ROM.
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Overview

Meeting the demand for a definitive, design-focused guidebook to Microsoft's database technologies, Riordan offers practical discussion and instructive examples. She clarifies the rich but vast set of Microsoft tools for database development--from Access 20000 and SQL Server 7.0 to the various data access technologies within Visual Basic. Source code is featured on the CD-ROM.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735606340
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Series: Microsoft Programming Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD ROM
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

With twenty years experience in the field, Rebecca M. Riordan has earned an international reputation for designing and implementing computer systems that are technically sound, reliable, and effectively meet her clients' needs. Her particular area of expertise is database design and she is a five year Access MVP. Rebecca has also authored several database books and served as a senior technical support engineer for Microsoft's database products. As a Microsoft employee in Australia, Rebecca was the Senior technical support engineer for Microsoft's database products.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Relational Database Theory
Chapter 1: Basic Concepts
Chapter 2: Database Structure
Chapter 3: Relationships
Chapter 4: Data Integrity
Chapter 5: Relational Algebra
Part II: Designing Relational Database Systems
Chapter 6: The Design Process
Chapter 7: Defining the System Parameters
Chapter 8: Defining the Work Processes
Chapter 9: The Conceptual Data Model
Chapter 10: The Database Schema
Chapter 11: Communicating the Design
Part III: DESIGNING THE USER INTERFACE
Chapter 12: The Interface as Mediator
Chapter 13: System Architectures
Chapter 14: Representing Entities in Form Design
Chapter 15: Choosing Windows Controls
Chapter 16: Maintaining Database Integrity
Chapter 17: Reporting
Chapter 18: User Assistance and Interaction
Appendix: Analysis Forms
Annotated Bibliography
Glossary
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