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Chapter 6: Entity-Relationship Model

Chapter 6: Entity-Relationship Model

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Database System Concepts, 5th Ed
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 ©Silberschatz, Korth and SudarshanSeewww.db-book.comfor conditions on re-use
Chapter 6: Entity-Relationship ModelChapter 6: Entity-Relationship Model
 
 ©Silberschatz, Korth and Sudarshan6.2Database System Concepts - 5
th
Edition, Oct 5, 2006
Chapter 6: Entity-Relationship ModelChapter 6: Entity-Relationship Model
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Design Process
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Modeling
s
Constraints
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E-R Diagram
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Design Issues
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Weak Entity Sets
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Extended E-R Features
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Design of the Bank Database
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Reduction to Relation Schemas
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Database Design
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UML
 
 ©Silberschatz, Korth and Sudarshan6.3Database System Concepts - 5
th
Edition, Oct 5, 2006
ModelingModeling
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A
database 
can be modeled as:
q
a collection of entities,
q
relationship among entities.
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An
entity 
is an object that exists and is distinguishable from otherobjects.
q
Example: specific person, company, event, plant
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Entities have
attributes 
q
Example: people have
names 
and
addresses 
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An
entity set
is a set of entities of the same type that share the sameproperties.
q
Example: set of all persons, companies, trees, holidays

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