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Knowledgeable yet simple book for database modelling or database design

Hi All,
Can u please suggest me some books for relational database design or
database modelling(Knowl edgeable yet simple) i.e. from which we could
learn database relationships(o ne to many,many to one
etc.....),build ing ER diagrams,proper usage of ER diagrams in our
database(Primar y key foreign key relations),desi gning small
modules,relatin g tables and everything that relates about database
design....Coz I think database design is the crucial part of database
and we must know the design part very first before starting up with
databases.....

Thanks and very grateful to all of you....

Vikas

Aug 16 '07 #1
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Hi All,
Can u please suggest me some books for relational database design or
database modelling(Knowl edgeable yet simple) i.e. from which we could
learn database relationships(o ne to many,many to one
etc.....),build ing ER diagrams,proper usage of ER diagrams in our
database(Primar y key foreign key relations),desi gning small
modules,relatin g tables and everything that relates about database
design....Coz I think database design is the crucial part of database
and we must know the design part very first before starting up with
databases.....

Thanks and very grateful to all of you....

Vikas
The following is one good book that deals with data modelling specifically
from the ER perspective:
http://www.amazon.com/Modeling-Essen.../dp/0126445516

However, the ER perspective is not the only way or necessarily the best way
to design a database. See also:
http://www.amazon.com/Information-Mo.../dp/1558606726

Another book I highly recommend is the following. It's not a comprehensive
reference or tutorial but it does give excellent analysis and guidance on
some of the key topics.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Practical-Is.../dp/0201485559

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David Portas, SQL Server MVP

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Including CREATE TABLE and INSERT statements usually helps.
State what version of SQL Server you are using and specify the content
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Aug 16 '07 #2
On Aug 16, 10:18 am, vicky <vikas.pa...@ca pgemini.comwrot e:
Hi All,
Can u please suggest me some books for relational database design or
database modelling(Knowl edgeable yet simple) i.e. from which we could
learn database relationships(o ne to many,many to one
etc.....),build ing ER diagrams,proper usage of ER diagrams in our
database(Primar y key foreign key relations),desi gning small
modules,relatin g tables and everything that relates about database
design....Coz I think database design is the crucial part of database
and we must know the design part very first before starting up with
databases.....

Thanks and very grateful to all of you....

Vikas
Search for Louis Davidson's books on database design.

Alex Kuznetsov, SQL Server MVP
http://sqlserver-tips.blogspot.com/

Aug 16 '07 #3
On Aug 17, 2:04 am, Alex Kuznetsov <AK_TIREDOFS... @hotmail.COMwro te:
On Aug 16, 10:18 am, vicky <vikas.pa...@ca pgemini.comwrot e:
Hi All,
Can u please suggest me some books for relationaldatab asedesignor
databasemodelli ng(Knowledgeabl eyetsimple) i.e. from which we could
learndatabasere lationships(one to many,many to one
etc.....),build ing ER diagrams,proper usage of ER diagrams in our
database(Primar y key foreign key relations),desi gning small
modules,relatin g tables and everything that relates aboutdatabase
design....Coz I thinkdatabasede signis the crucial part ofdatabase
and we must know thedesignpart very first before starting up with
databases.....
Thanks and very grateful to all of you....
Vikas

Search for Louis Davidson's books ondatabasedesig n.

Alex Kuznetsov, SQL Server MVPhttp://sqlserver-tips.blogspot.c om/
David and Alex Thank you very much....

Sep 7 '07 #4

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