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The Process of Conceptual Data Modeling

Conceptual Modeling looks at how the data is structured and what the characteristics of the data are. What characteristics of data are represented in an E-R diagram?

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An E-R diagram or Entity-Relationship diagram (ERD) has been considered as the primary model of conceptual database design due to the fact that it is a good demonstration of a conceptual data model. Database designers find E-R diagrams useful tools in demonstrating the relationships between an organization's entities. To create a standard approach, blocks and lines are used as a structure to make the model understandable to everyone in the industry. A company's data is ...

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This solution explains of how an Entity-Relationship (E-R) Diagram can become a primary model of conceptual database design. An E-R diagram is discussed in terms of structures, components, characteristics, and examples. This solution is 360 words with references as of Nov. 22, 2012 (not APA format).