Database Design and Diagramming in Dia

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Demonstrate proficiency with a diagramming tool.

Describe the phases of database design.

Draw an Entity Relationship Diagram.

Clock50 minutes
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this course you will be introduced to the process of designing a database. The old saying about a picture being worth a thousand words rings true in the database design process. Database designers document their designs using diagrams. To document your basic design, you will use a diagramming tool called “Dia”. You will review user requirements to identify the categories of data that will need to be included in the database, and then fill out those categories with details. You will also determine how the categories are logically related. Using Dia, you will document your logical database design using a standard database design diagram called an Entity Relationship Diagram. Generating the ERD is an important step in the database design process. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

Database (DBMS)DiagrammingDiaData ModelEntity–Relationship (E-R) Model

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Exploring Dia

  2. Describe the phases of database design

  3. Meet the ERD

  4. Entities and Attributes n the ERD

  5. Relationships Complete the ERD

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