Build a small, simple database for your personal use. Some suggestions might be an address book, tax deduction tracking, or automotive history.
You must use a relational database management system (RDBMS). You may use any RDBMS you wish (e.g. Access, SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, MySQL, etc.), although if you’re unfamiliar with any product, then you will probably find Access to be the easiest to use.
Your database must have at least 2 related tables. All of your tables should be fully normalized, such that redundant data is removed. You must show how your tables were created (i.e. Design Views or SQL). You must include all applicable integrity constraints (i.e. primary keys, foreign keys, required/NOT NULL, unique, and validation rules/CHECK constraints).
Submit for grading a single Word or .pdf file with screen snapshots showing all steps in the creation of your database, the creation of your tables, the population of your tables with at least 3 rows of data each, and at least 3 queries of your data. Do not submit your actual database.
Include at the end of your Word or .pdf file a 200- to 350-word write-up to respond to the following:
• As you built your database, what challenges did you encounter? What tips do you have for your fellow students?
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