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Developing a database easy instructions

By bennettnb ·
This is kind of a strange request. I am working on developing a list of instructions for beginning database designers. What I need is help creating the most in tact/ easy to follow list of instructions for database development. Platform is unessential at this point.
An example is something like this:
1. Discussion with User department
- look for nouns in speech (used for possible entities)
- Listen for attributes such as possible lists
- Listen for verbs that define relationships - "Is a"(subtype) "has a"

2. Design Stage
- Identify these relationships
- create relationships
- edit relationships (N:M, 1:M, 1:1)
etc, etc, etc,.......

End point (hopefully) defining and debugging relationships to be in >3NFto DK

Basically I want to get these instructions to a point where a new designer can learn fairly easily. These should be EASY points for a database guru. Send me what you can think of, or a valuable example.


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by IPCTrain In reply to Developing a database eas ...

I usually ask for the the source(s) of the input. This may be physical or soft copy. Then I ask for the reporting requirement(s). Hence, I'm NOW in a better position to fill in the blanks (such as, the tables, relationships, & queries).

I think your suggestive verbal ques are EXCELLENT in assisting with Filling in the blanks.

Hope this helps....

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