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During this semester we will be most interested in learning how to do database design. By database design we understand all the activities that focus on the design of the structure of the database that will be used to store and manage the end-user data. The designer must first identify the database expected use, various user requirements and then will create the database design. Well designed databases will facilitate data management and will generate accurate and valuable information. However, a poorly designed database may generate difficult to identify and trace errors. 1
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The first form to manage the data was using the files and the file system. While the file system is no longer used its study will help us to better understand the complexity of database design. Moreover, understanding the problems in the file system will help us to avoid them in the DBMS. Also sometimes you need to convert a file system into a database system. Moreover the basic file system terminology is still used in the database systems.
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2011 for the course IT 214 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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