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looking for db design book

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Alright, I have no idea what level book I need.

I have a basic/decent background in coding. I am advanced in query
building. I have a decent understanding of Visual Basic and some VBA.

My problem is design structure. Where to begin, etc.

I see that everyone recommends The Access 97 Developer's Handbook (I
am looking for a Access 97 book), but is that going to be too advanced
in terms of getting a db off the ground? I am thinking I will get that
one anyways, since it will be a great reference once I get started,
but what about getting started. Is it too advanced?

I just don't know where to begin. Modules, design, etc.

Any suggestions?
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Relational Database Design, Jan L. Harrington, Pub by Morgan Kaufmann,
0-12-326425-1
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Alright, I have no idea what level book I need.

I have a basic/decent background in coding. I am advanced in query
building. I have a decent understanding of Visual Basic and some VBA.

My problem is design structure. Where to begin, etc.

I see that everyone recommends The Access 97 Developer's Handbook (I
am looking for a Access 97 book), but is that going to be too advanced
in terms of getting a db off the ground? I am thinking I will get that
one anyways, since it will be a great reference once I get started,
but what about getting started. Is it too advanced?

I just don't know where to begin. Modules, design, etc.

Any suggestions?

Nov 12 '05 #2

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ay*****@yahoo.com (Aya9877) wrote in message news:<19**************************@posting.google. com>...
Alright, I have no idea what level book I need.

I have a basic/decent background in coding. I am advanced in query
building. I have a decent understanding of Visual Basic and some VBA.

My problem is design structure. Where to begin, etc.

I see that everyone recommends The Access 97 Developer's Handbook (I
am looking for a Access 97 book), but is that going to be too advanced
in terms of getting a db off the ground? I am thinking I will get that
one anyways, since it will be a great reference once I get started,
but what about getting started. Is it too advanced?

I just don't know where to begin. Modules, design, etc.

Any suggestions?


If you don't understand database design, I would recommend something
like Michael Hernandez's "Database Design for Mere Mortals". He goes
over normalization and all that, but from a generic perspective (ie
not tied to any particular database). That's not that big of a
problem, I don't think, because unless you really understand
normalization - how to do it, what it means in practical terms, when
to break the rules - you can't consistently really design good
databases (unless you're REALLY lucky!) Once you get your head around
normalization, then you can start building simple databases and then
add complexity as you need to.
Nov 12 '05 #3

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Access Database Design & Programming
Authored by Steven Roman
ISBN: 1-56592-626-9
Helped me a lot
ay*****@yahoo.com (Aya9877) wrote in message news:<19**************************@posting.google. com>...
Alright, I have no idea what level book I need.

I have a basic/decent background in coding. I am advanced in query
building. I have a decent understanding of Visual Basic and some VBA.

My problem is design structure. Where to begin, etc.

I see that everyone recommends The Access 97 Developer's Handbook (I
am looking for a Access 97 book), but is that going to be too advanced
in terms of getting a db off the ground? I am thinking I will get that
one anyways, since it will be a great reference once I get started,
but what about getting started. Is it too advanced?

I just don't know where to begin. Modules, design, etc.

Any suggestions?

Nov 12 '05 #4

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In addition to the other recommendations, I highly recommend 'Designing
Relational Database Systems' by Rebecca Riordan, published by Microsoft
Press. It's currently out of print, so if you see a copy available, my
advice is to grab it, quick.

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Alright, I have no idea what level book I need.

I have a basic/decent background in coding. I am advanced in query
building. I have a decent understanding of Visual Basic and some VBA.

My problem is design structure. Where to begin, etc.

I see that everyone recommends The Access 97 Developer's Handbook (I
am looking for a Access 97 book), but is that going to be too advanced
in terms of getting a db off the ground? I am thinking I will get that
one anyways, since it will be a great reference once I get started,
but what about getting started. Is it too advanced?

I just don't know where to begin. Modules, design, etc.

Any suggestions?

Nov 12 '05 #5

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Sorry for replying sooner, but thanks for all the suggestions. I will
look into these books.
Nov 12 '05 #6

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