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Document Databases. Part 1: Overview

Data modeling is an essential process in documenting a database as it helps to create a visual representation of the database structure. Here are the steps to follow to use data modeling to document a database:

  • Identify the entities: Start by identifying the entities involved in the database. These are the objects or concepts that you want to represent in the database.
  • Define the relationships: Once you have identified the entities, you need to define the relationships between them. These relationships determine how the entities interact with each other and are crucial in understanding the functionality of the database.
  • Create a visual representation: Use a data modeling tool to create a visual representation of the entities and their relationships. This can be as an entity-relationship (ER) diagram or a unified modeling language (UML) diagram.
  • Add attributes: Add attributes to the entities in the diagram. Attributes are the characteristics of the entities that you want to store in the database.
  • Normalize the data: Normalize the data to ensure that one structured it in a way that is efficient and reduces redundancy.
  • Validate the model: Validate the model to ensure that it represents the database structure and relationships.
  • Document the database: Once you have created the data model, you can use it to document the database. This documentation should include the entities, relationships, attributes, and any other relevant information about the database.

Watch this video to experience for yourself how you can use data modeling to document a database and create a and concise representation of its structure and functionality.

Learn how to reverse engineer a database then document the physical model with business friendly metadata using IDERA’s ER/Studio in this video series:

Part 1: Documenting a Database with ER/Studio – Overview

Part 2: Document a Database As Part of a Localized Initiative with ER/Studio

Part 3: Document a Database As Part of a Broader Data Modeling Initiative with ER/Studio

Part 4: Document a Database As Part of a Data Governance Initiative with ER/Studio

Topics : Data Governance,Data Modeling,Enterprise Architecture,

Products : ER/Studio Data Architect,ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition,

ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition is the leading business-driven data architecture solution that combines multi-platform data modeling, business process modeling, and enterprise metadata for organizations of all sizes. With an extensive feature set, the ER/Studio suite provides robust logical and physical modeling with ER/Studio Data Architect, business process and conceptual modeling with ER/Studio Business Architect, business glossaries with ER/Studio Team Server, and more, to build the foundation for data governance programs. 

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