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Chapter 1. Designing Database Tables

Chapter 1. Designing Database Tables

1.1Introduction 2
1.2Database Design 2
 1.2.1 Conceptual View 2
 1.2.2 Table Definitions 3
 1.2.3 Redundant Information 4
 1.2.4 Normalization 4
 1.2.5 Normalization Strategies 5
 1.2.6 Third Normal Form (3NF) 6
 1.2.7 Beyond Third Normal Form 7
1.3Column Names and Reserved Words 8
1.4Data Integrity 9
 1.4.1 Referential Integrity 9
1.5Database Tables Used in This Book 10
 1.5.1 CUSTOMERS Table 10
 1.5.2 INVENTORY Table 11
 1.5.3 INVOICE Table 11
 1.5.4 MANUFACTURERS Table 12
 1.5.5 PRODUCTS Table 12
 1.5.6 PURCHASES Table 13
1.6Table Contents 13
 1.6.1 The Database Structure 16
 1.6.2 Sample Database Tables 17
1.7Summary 21



  

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