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The Data Model Resource Book: Volume 3: Universal Patterns for Data Modeling



The Data Model Resource Book: Volume 3: Universal Patterns for Data Modeling

Len Silverston, Paul Agnew

ISBN: 978-0-470-17845-4 January 2009 648 Pages


This third volume of the best-selling "Data Model Resource Book" series revolutionizes the data modeling discipline by answering the question "How can you save significant time while improving the quality of any type of data modeling effort?" In contrast to the first two volumes, this new volume focuses on the fundamental, underlying patterns that affect over 50 percent of most data modeling efforts. These patterns can be used to considerably reduce modeling time and cost, to jump-start data modeling efforts, as standards and guidelines to increase data model consistency and quality, and as an objective source against which an enterprise can evaluate data models.



Chapter 1 Introduction.

Chapter 2 Setting Up Roles: What Parties Do.

Chapter 3 Using Roles: How Parties Are Involved.

Chapter 4 Hierarchies, Aggregations, and Peer-to-Peer Relationships: The Organization of Similar Data.

Chapter 5 Types and Categories: the Classification of Data.

Chapter 6 Status: The States of Data.

Chapter 7 Contact Mechanisms: How to Get in Touch.

Chapter 8 Business Rules: How Things Should Work.

Chapter 9 Using the Patterns.

Chapter 10 Socializing the Patterns.


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