Re: DB Design Principles for RDBMS

From: Anton Versteeg <>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 11:09:48 +0100
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  1. Keep it simple
  2. Know your data/business processes
  3. Use commen sense
  4. Do not over-normalize your database design
  5. Spend enoug time on your conceptual/logical data model, because mistakes made there will be hard to correct.

Kalle wrote:

> Hi all,
> I need to gather some principles for good db design. Do you happen to
> have
> any or do you know good links where I could check some white papers
> etc...
> rgds
> Kalle
> ps. all kind of information will be highly appreciated

Anton Versteeg
DB2 Specialist
IBM Netherlands
Received on Mon Feb 10 2003 - 11:09:48 CET

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