RE: Anatomy of a database

Subject: RE: Anatomy of a database
From: "James Jones" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 16:24:21 -0500

Don't know much about this topic, but I do think that the type of
illustration that is published in books is close to what the original
poster is looking for. It seems like what is being asked for is some
kind of visual aid that helps the reader understand abstract concepts as
well as specific points.

Jim Jones

Michael Collier wrote

One illustration type I can think of is a diagram showing the database
the names of the tables within it. You can further drill down into the
field names for those tables. Sort of like an org chart for the
database...This type of illustration is actually very helpful to users
wanting to visualize how to write a SQL query:

SELECT (field_name) from (table_name) WHERE blah... etc.

When the user sees how the database is organized - what the table names
are, and what tables contain what fields, it makes query writing much
easier...You'll probably find some good example illustrations in basic
SQL or SQL for dummies-type books...


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