Relational Database Design: A Practical Approach

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In this course, students learn the general principles involved in designing a database that complies with the relational database model. They will become conversant with the terminology used in reference to relational databases and be familiar with the design process. They will identify data as fields, group fields into tables, select key fields, and identify table relationships. Also, they will identify data problems and apply data normalization techniques to solve them. Students will use referential integrity ...
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Overview

In this course, students learn the general principles involved in designing a database that complies with the relational database model. They will become conversant with the terminology used in reference to relational databases and be familiar with the design process. They will identify data as fields, group fields into tables, select key fields, and identify table relationships. Also, they will identify data problems and apply data normalization techniques to solve them. Students will use referential integrity and other data integrity techniques to support the accuracy of data in the database. They will use criteria and operators and perform appropriate table joins in queries. And finally, they will understand basic SQL queries and techniques for improving the performance of queries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587193170
  • Publisher: Element K LLC
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Edition description: Paperback & Floppy Disk

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Introduction to Relational Databases
The Basics of Relational Databases
Planning the Database
Lesson 2: Designing Tables
Deciding on Tables and Fields
Selecting Primary Key Fields
Identifying Table Relationships
More on Keys and Relationships
Lesson 3: Data Normalization
Solving Data Problems
Higher Normal Forms
Lesson 4: Data Integrity
Referential Integrity
Field-level Integrity
Table-level Integrity
Reviewing and Finalizing the Database Design
Lesson 5: Query Basics
Performing Queries
Multiple Table Queries
Lesson 6: More on Queries
Other Types of Queries
SQL
Optimizing Query Performance
Appendix: Additional resources
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