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Review Doing it all over again

  1. 1. Review Doing it all over again
  2. 2. What We Covered <ul><li>Database basics and terminology </li></ul><ul><li>Database Design and Normalization </li></ul><ul><li>SQL </li></ul><ul><li>ADO and XML (briefly) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Database Basics <ul><li>A database stores information relevant to some business need </li></ul><ul><li>A Relational database, stores that information in tables that are related to each other by means of certain “Key” fields </li></ul><ul><li>A Relational Database Management System (RDMS) is software that manages relational databases </li></ul>
  4. 4. Some Major RDMSs <ul><li>SQL Server (Microsoft) </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>MySql (Open Source) </li></ul><ul><li>DB2 (IBM) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Database Design <ul><li>The Design process is a long and complex </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First you must understand the purpose of the database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next gather requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thirdly identity potential attributes (fields) and entities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next define the entities and their attributes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next define the relations between the entities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finally evaluate the design for normalization </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Keys <ul><li>Every table should have a Primary Key </li></ul><ul><li>A primary key uniquely identifies a row. It cannot ever repeat in its own table </li></ul><ul><li>Tables are related by copying a primary key from one table into another table. The primary key in the second table is a “Foreign Key.” It can repeat in the second table as many times as needed </li></ul>
  7. 7. Relations <ul><li>There are three kinds of relations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One to one (rare) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One to many (what you want 99% of the time) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many to Many (Must always be resolved into a one to many by creating a linking table) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Course and student have a many to many relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Section becomes the linking table which reduces the many to many to two one to many relations </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some Normalization hints <ul><li>Never list several items in one field </li></ul><ul><li>If you find yourself number columns like Track1, track2, etc. , you need a new table </li></ul><ul><li>If anything in a table depends on another field in the table that is not the key, you need another table </li></ul>
  10. 10. Building the Database <ul><li>Building the Database requires knowing the Specific DBMS you are using and its data types and file systems </li></ul>
  11. 11. SQL <ul><li>SQL is the language relational database use for everything they do, including creating database objects, retrieving data, and manipulating data </li></ul>
  12. 12. Basic SQL Examples <ul><li>SELECT * FROM Customer </li></ul><ul><li>UPDATE Customer SET Lastname=“Smith” WHERE CustomerID=345 </li></ul><ul><li>INSERT INTO Customer(Lastname, Phone) VALUES (“Smith”, “2065456677”) </li></ul>
  13. 13. ADO <ul><li>ADO is a set of tools Microsoft created to create applications which connect to databases. </li></ul><ul><li>There are other tools for creating Database applications such as PHP, or Java </li></ul>
  14. 14. XML <ul><li>Xml has become the universal language for transporting data between separate applications </li></ul><ul><li>It is operating system, database and application neutral </li></ul><ul><li>Increasingly Databases are incorporating xml as a native datatype </li></ul>
  15. 15. What Next <ul><li>A deeper sense of SQL (ITC 222) </li></ul><ul><li>ADO Programming (ITC 172, ITC 224) </li></ul><ul><li>Web Database with PHP (ITC 280) </li></ul><ul><li>Database Administration and Development with SQL Server 2005 (ITC 224 and ITC 226) </li></ul>

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