Data Modeling Fundamentals

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ER/Studio Data Architect is an entity-relationship modeling tool. The following sections outline data modeling concepts and especially entity-relationship modeling concepts, upon which ER/Studio Data Architect is based. The design process, from creating a logical model to creating the physical model, is also explained in the following sections.

  • Data Modeling Concepts: Describes data modeling concepts, the development of the relational model, entity-relationship modeling, and the IDEF1X methodology.
  • Developing a Data Model: Describes the steps involved in creating the logical design; including naming objects; documenting the design; and normalizing the model; as well as creating the physical design, from transforming the physical design from the logical model to denormalizing the physical design and implementing the database.

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