The Case Study: Mike's Bikes
Defining the Mission Statement
Defining the Mission Objectives
Everything has a beginning, and the database-design process is no different. Interestingly enough, you start the process by defining the end result. It is in the very first step of the database-design process that you identify and declare the purpose of the database. You also define and declare a list of the tasks that your users can perform against the data in the database. Both of these items provide you with a focus and direction for developing a database, and they help ensure that your final database structure supports the stated purpose and tasks.