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Creating a Database


This chapter describes the SQL statements for creating and managing the database structure. Examples are based on the database listed in The Example Environment.

In addition, Mimer BSQL provides specific commands for listing and describing database objects, see Mimer BSQL.

SQL includes statements for creating and modifying the database structure:

All information describing the database structure is stored in the data dictionary.

Database Modelling

Before the database is defined, it is extremely important to design the database model. Well-functioning and efficient databases cannot be created without a model as the foundation.

Without careful design, much of the flexibility and efficiency inherent in a relational database structure may be lost.



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