CASE METHOD ENTITY RELATIONSHIP MODELLING PDF
CASE*Method: Entity Relationship Modeling. Barker's ERD notation and ist ontological extensions. References: Barker, R., "CASE Method -- Entity. in building ER diagrams, and a case study problem with a preferred answer as well . and binary relationships are called binary models, while ER methods that . powerful technique of entity relationship modelling from this definitive guide. highlighting the key topics including data normalization, CASE tool support, data .
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A short guide to designing Entity Relationship Models using Barker's .. My intention for this document is to portray my method and approach of explaining Attributes must be written with the first letter of each word in upper case and the rest. Modelling Richard Barker. Download Case Method: Entity Relationship Modelling pdf · Read Online Case Method: Entity Relationship Modelling pdf. Entity-Relationship model is used in the conceptual design of a database ( conceptual level, conceptual schema). • Design is independent of all physical.
We present the Mauer describe a high level data definition language, Barker model here because the way it unfolds is a bit differ- CSL Conceptual Schema Language , for defining con- ent from the Chen model.
The Chen model focuses on mod- ceptual schemes. The language provides descriptive and eling data, whereas the Barker model adapts the data to the procedural elements, so static aspects and dynamic behav- relational database concurrently with the design.
Therefore, ior of data can be described. The proposal CSL provides: the ER design methodology for the Barker model will de- standard types, object types and association types: velop differently from the Chen model.
A Barker model quencies and the identifier of the association type to- does not place the attributes in ovals as the Chen model gether with the candidate identifiers.
All attributes in a Barker model are considered simple or 2. In Barker model, the primary key has a in front B. Thalheim introduces the Higher-Order Entity Rela- of the name of the attribute.
Schemata in the together. There is no diamond denoting the relationship as Higher-Order Entity Relationship Model can be mapped au- we saw in the Chen model.
The relationship phrase for tomatically to relational database schemata. One key fea- each end of a relationship is placed near the appropriate end ture of the HERM is the nesting of attributes. Batini and M. Lenzerini describe a methodol- integrated databases and knowledge-based systems, but the ogy for data schema integration consists of three steps: con- question of quality of conceptual schemes is largely ignored flict analysis, merging and final enrichment and restructur- by researchers.
In relational database theory quality is de- ing of the schema. The main tasks are naming con- ceptual schema is either good or bad. Quality measures are flicts analysis, resolution of synonymy and homonyms and also ignored, but transformation of conceptual schemes are the modeling compatibility analysis. In the merging phase explored systematically. Christoph F.
Eick represents in his paper  the back end The main tasks of the third phase are analysis of inter of a conceptual schema design methodology, called ANNA- schema properties, analysis of redundant paths or schema PURNA.
This methodology aims to automate conceptual restructuring. In this paper an effort is made to face all the schema design focusing on the transformation and evalua- relevant issues that can arise in the integration of several tion of conceptual schemes based on quality measures and conceptual schemata and provide for all of them a design transformations that has a theoretical foundation.
A gen- strategy eral framework for the specification of conceptual schema transformations is proposed and algorithms for evaluation 2.
They also illustrate a case At this level we consider entities and relationships. These phases are followed in the development of the case study of database design. TEi is a set of domain type names. All entities have a distinct name; in particular, an entity name may not be used again The Unified Modeling Language UML [16, 18] is a to define another entity with a different type.
While UML Entities with the same name may, however, appear in dif- was designed to specify, visualize, construct, and docu- ferent ER Models that are not related by generalization. Note that the Ei in the above definition may not be the trigger program is automatically activated by RDBMS- distinct.
The first is the 'fan trap'.
It occurs with a master table that links to multiple tables in a one-to-many relationship. The issue derives its name from the way the model looks when it's drawn in an entity—relationship diagram: the linked tables 'fan out' from the master table.
This type of model looks similar to a star schema , a type of model used in data warehouses. When trying to calculate sums over aggregates using standard SQL over the master table, unexpected and incorrect results. The solution is to either adjust the model or the SQL.
This issue occurs mostly in databases for decision support systems, and software that queries such systems sometimes includes specific methods for handling this issue. The second issue is a 'chasm trap'.
A chasm trap occurs when a model suggests the existence of a relationship between entity types, but the pathway does not exist between certain entity occurrences. For example, a Building has one-or-more Rooms, that hold zero-or-more Computers. One would expect to be able to query the model to see all the Computers in the Building.
However, Computers not currently assigned to a Room because they are under repair or somewhere else are not shown on the list. Another relation between Building and Computers is needed to capture all the computers in the building. This last modelling issue is the result of a failure to capture all the relationships that exist in the real world in the model.
See Entity-Relationship Modelling 2 for details. There are, however, many things that need to be considered over a period of time to take advantage of these basic techniques.
Not least of these considerations is understanding the meaning of words as applied by our users and separately within the Information Systems department. It is certainly my experience that many system developments fail because of the use of jargon and protectionism within the ivory tower of the Information Systems department, coupled with the bewildering explosion of technology.
In this book I am implicitly recommending that analysts must discard their egos, and instead recognize that there is strength in their Human fallibility.
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In practical terms it means seeking out the most thorough and accurate understanding of the business, and then exposing that to your users and peers so they can help you gain even more accuracy.
I have seen this 'egoless' team approach not only enable teams to build far more appropriate systems but act as a catalyst, knitting together users, system development staff and even accountants.
How to Use This BookI hope this book will be used by novice and expert alike. It has, therefore, been designed to provide easy-reading, tutorial-like chapters and definitive reference chapters and appendices. Later chapters contain more complex examples and techniques to be used once you have mastered the basic techniques. A single example runs through the book, based on a hypothetical airline.
However, other examples and common problems are provided to help minimize your learning curve. The appendices are designed to cover other useful concepts, further detail quality checks, first-cut database design and data administration.
All the important terms in the book are covered by the glossary and, finally, an extensive index and the contents list are there to provide alternative entry points to the information in the book.
entity relationship diagram (ERD)
This book should provide 'hot-line' support to your entity relationship modelling when that really key problem requires urgent resolution. AcknowledgmentsWriting a book about something you have been doing for years sounds straightforward. I found myself going over projects and discussions from the last twenty years.
It is really amazing what I have learnt from my colleagues in England and the United States, and especially from many of the users who kept insisting that we really must cater for yet another important exception. Ensuring that the book itself is complete, consistent and coherent was a tedious but worthwhile task. I would like to thank my close colleagues who took the time to expose ambiguities, difficulty in understanding, errors and omissions. In particular I would like to say a special thank you to Barbara, my wife, with whom I have worked weekends and into the early hours whilst we struggled with definitions, style, diagrams and terminology.
Richard Barker July, P From the Back Cover Now data analysts, strategists and data administrators can learn the powerful technique of entity relationship modelling from this definitive guide. Special features of the book include:. It is designed to be equally valuable as a training aid and as a 'hot- line' reference when problems require urgent resolution.These phases are followed in the development of the case study of database design.
In Barker model, the primary key has a in front B. Falkenberg and E. And to tell you the truth, there is only one other book I have ever needed regarding database design -- "The Data Warehouse Toolkit" Kimball -- only because Data Warehouse design is much different than the design theories in this book.
In particular I would like to say a special thank you to Barbara, my wife, with whom I have worked weekends and into the early hours whilst we struggled with definitions, style, diagrams and terminology.
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