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Document Databases. Part 2: As Part of Localized Initiatives
To document a database as part of a localized initiative, you need to reverse engineer a database, create a logical data model, and enhance the logical data model. Here are the steps to follow:
- Analyze the existing database: Begin by analyzing the existing database structure to understand its entities, relationships, constraints, and dependencies.
- Create a conceptual data model: Based on the analysis, create a conceptual data model that captures the high-level entities and relationships in the database. This model should be independent of the specific database management system (DBMS) used.
- Create a logical data model: Use the conceptual data model to create a logical data model that captures the entities, attributes, and relationships in the database. This model should be specific to the DBMS used.
- Enhance the logical data model: Once one created the logical data model, enhance it by adding constraints, business rules, and other necessary details. This will help to create a more complete and accurate representation of the database structure.
- Validate the model: Validate the model to ensure that it represents the database structure and meets what the application requires.
- Document the database: Once one validated the model, use it to document the database. This documentation should include all the entities, attributes, relationships, constraints, business rules, and any other relevant information about the database structure.
This will help to create a complete and accurate representation of the database structure and ensure that it meets what the application requires.
Watch this video to learn how to document a database as part of a localized initiative with ER/Studio, including reverse engineering, auto-generating a logical data model, and enhancing the model.
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Topics : Data Governance,Data Modeling,Enterprise Architecture,
Products : ER/Studio Data Architect,ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition,