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  • Publisher: John Wiley; Rev. ed edition (2001)
  • ASIN: B0006E7ZDA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Morten Lintrup on 29 Jun. 2009
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A belated but welcome sequel to vol.s 1-2 in the series. The book is one-of-its kind, advanced (in parts: very!), dry (in parts: very!) and will probably confuse a novice modeler. On the other hand it is practical and takes relational modeling to a new level for experienced modelers. The key point so well explained and exemplified is that there are different levels of modeling of the same subject - each with a proper purpose and use. There is never one true and correct model, a data model is after all 'a model', a representation of something, not the thing itself. The true modeling professional must know when to choose one or the other model type, and when and how to switch between them. After all, data modeling may be an art and it may be a craft, but it is definitely not an exact science (though a great many other data modeling books may leave that impression).
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Excellent book that lays out the options for specific models versus generalised models and the associated pros and cons. The answer is do both for different reasons and then understand how many of the business rules you want to enshrine in the data model. Builds on the first two books and shows how the authors wrote them. At the end of the day each modeller/designer must make their own calls but this provides some structure around which to make those choices. The detail wags the dog.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dagna Gaythorpe on 15 Feb. 2005
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You might be tempted (as I was, at first) to just dip into this book and use it as a source of patterns for producing data models. And if you do that, then you will find some very useful patterns as well as saving a lot of time. But that would be a shame, because by starting at the beginning and reading the whole book, I found that as well as a very comprehensive, rigourous and coherent set of models, I also got an understanding of the underlying structures and approach. And this approach has proved to be extremely useful when dealing with any new data structures. Someone described this as 'the second data modelling book you should buy', and I agree with that.
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I like this series of books as generically they are extremely useful. I don't agree with everything in them, which actually makes them more useful as you think more rather than just accepting the pattern (or your own preference)
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