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Normalization

Consider a typical job order that might include the following information. Design a single table to hold all the information required to store a job order including this information. Next, apply normalization to reduce this table to third normal form. Prepare a Word document showing your original and final tables. Include a short summary (2-3 paragraphs) of the problems with the original single table design and how normalization improved the design.

Orders:

Job_id
Scheduled_date
Client_id
Client_name
Client_address
Client_city
Client_state
Task_id
Task_description
Task_hours
Task_rate
Task_total_cost
Job_total_cost

Objective: Communicate with a relational database to create tables, and query and manipulate data.
Use normalizing and data integrity methodologies when designing a database.

Solution Summary

This solution deals with normalizing a database until the Third Normal Form. It also summarizes the three normal forms along with the definition of normalization. It also explains how normalization improves database design.

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