IT/260 Database Design Document
Personal Music Library
Date Modified: 02/23/2014
Part 1: Introduction (due Week in Two)
a) Application Summary: I chose the Personal Music Library, were I will use a program and database manager to download and save all my music in alphabetical order so I have easy access to my music and I will be able to search by artist or song title.
b) Database Software: I will use a desktop database because I am the only user on this computer and the files I am saving is for my own personal use, I will also use Microsoft excel to make a listing of all my songs separately from my music folder which will have all my songs in alphabetical order by artist name. I am choosing the desktop database design because it is quick and easy to use and allows me to do everything I need to do.
c) Database Design Elements: I will have my music folder, my music player connected to one another so my music is in both places for play I will use excel to make a listing of all my music by artist name in alphabetical order that way I can search for a specific artist or song title without having to go through the entire list. My design will allow me to edit or change entries without having to make a new document.
Part 2: Database Design (due in Week Three)
a) Entities and Attributes: My entities are music titles, music by artist.
My attributes for these are albums, alphabetical order, total time of album length
b) Normalization artist Albums title
Album length in time
Ride the lightning
Dead mans party
Part 3: Relationships, Components, Features, and Requirements (due in Week Four)
a) Define what an ERD is and why it is important as a tool in the database design process. The ERD represents the conceptual database as viewed by the end user. ERDs depict the database’s main components: entities, attributes, and relationships. Because an entity represents a real-world object, the words entity and object are often used interchangeably.
b) Entity-Relationship Diagram
c) Components and Features: Well for my database features will be artist, song title, genre of music, and length of time for song.
Part 4: Queries and Forms (due in Week Five)
a) Queries: Artists by name, song title by name, a search feature by genre