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  1. #1
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    Starters resource

    hmmm...
    I realized I'm probably approaching the whole lot the wrong way...
    After starting a new thread about some basic design problems and reading some other posts in this forum I came to the conclusion the stuff discussed here is still going way over my head. However I'm becomming a bit fed up creating databases using the trial and error approach creating more errors on a long term.
    After reading the "What Data Modelers Need to Learn First" thread it turned out I don't even know most of the terms used, I just created the db's the way I saw fit at the moment but no db has turned out being "perfect" which was to be expected
    I found a web site listing the "5 rules of data normalization" (http://www.datamodel.org/NormalizationRules.html) which is a good thing to keep in mind but I was unable to find more basic information. What the hack, I might as well start from the beginning again the proper way

    What about starting a thread to collect some good internet information sources about how to realy start designing a db?
    What do people have to know first, second, etc. ?
    What would be good approaches the look at a problem, etc. ?

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    Re: Starters resource

    [QUOTE][SIZE=1]Originally posted by Prodoc
    >hmmm...

    >What about starting a thread to collect some good internet information >sources about how to realy start designing a db?

    >What would be good approaches the look at a problem, etc. ?
    An approach that you might consider would be to find a Kick-Start Data Model that is similar to what you need and then adapt and extend it as appropriate.
    This approach should help you learn how to create your own using a 'Design Pattern' method.

    Here is page listing over 200 Kick-Start Models to get you started :-
    http://www.databaseanswers.com/data_models/index.htm

    Barry Williams
    Principal Consultant
    Database Answers

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