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Chapter 2. Organizing Data Efficiently > Implementing Relationships

Implementing Relationships

When you created your flowchart of relationships, you outlined the most obvious places where the data in individual tables would intersect. When it comes to implementing these relationships, you need to consider not just what the relationships will be, but how you want to express them in layouts and where you want them to join.

Thinking ahead about sorting and searching

When planning your database, you should be thinking about which pieces of information will be used to find certain records and which may be used to sort data. Then you can make sure that those pieces of data are in separate fields.


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