Before you begin creating and working with databases, make sure you understand the design considerations involved with database creation.
In This Section
- Database Design Process
- Provides an introduction on how to create a well-designed database and lists the important steps in the design process.
- Analyzing Data Requirements
- Focuses on the first step in designing a Microsoft Visual FoxPro database, which involves finding out the reason for the database and how it will be used.
- Organizing Requirements into Tables
- Describes how to select the tables in your database, which can be the most difficult step in the database design process.
- Determining the Fields You Need
- Explains the importance of determining what you must know about the people, things, or events recorded in the table.
- Identifying Relationships
- Contains information and examples on how the Microsoft Visual FoxPro relational database management system can be used to link information in meaningful ways.
- Refining the Design
- After the tables, fields, and relationships have been established, details the important step of reviewing your database design to locate remaining flaws.
- Sample Database Diagrams
- Offers database diagrams as a way to spark ideas for creating your own database.