Database Management for Microcomputers

Database Management for Microcomputers

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This book is primarily intended for use as a text in a database management course that approaches the subject as a business application. It can also be the basis for a short, intensive relational database design seminar. Features: * The first part of the text focuses on design of relational databases, from how systems work to maximising relational design. * Chapter 2 reviews the systems development cycle for students who have not recently studied systems analysis and design. * The second portion of the text focuses on data manipulation, including relational algebra, QBE, interactive SQL, and database integrity. * The final portion of the text presents the main issues of multiuser databases and data management. * Examples in the book involve two case studies: Small Bank, and Federated Taxi Company. Two additional case studies form the basis for end-of-chapter exercises. * End-of-chapter discussion questions and exercises encourage students to view concepts in different contexts and give practice in assessing user needs, formulating good relational designs, and creating effective queries.An entity-relationship diagram that documents the relationships between Small Banka#39;s branches, customers, accounts, and transactions appears in Figure 3.5. As you can see from the diagram, there are five entities. Because a customer may anbsp;...

Title:Database Management for Microcomputers
Author:Jan L. Harrington
Publisher:Holt Rinehart & Winston - 1994-01


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