Step 5, physical database design, consists of executing the tables in an actual DBMS software file.

This is a link to a sample database.

The database design process is comprised of the following steps:

Step Description
1 Requirements collection and analysis
2 Conceptual database design
3 Choice of a DBMS
4 Data model mapping (also called logical database design)
5 Physical database design
6 Database system implementation

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Last modified by Blaise Byron Faint on: June 4, 1999