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On Suitability of Standard UML Notation for Relational Database Schema Representation

  • Drazen BrdjaninEmail author
  • Slavko Maric
  • Zvjezdan Spasic Pavkovic
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 248)

Abstract

The suitability of the standard UML notation for representation of relational database schema has been considered in this paper. Unlike the existing approaches using specialized notation (UML profiles), in this paper we propose an alternative approach for representation of relational database schema by standard UML class diagram. Apart from the analysis of the suitability of the isID (meta)attribute, we propose an alternative representation of composite keys by using class operations. The main idea of the proposed approach is based on the fact that the standardized order of operation parameters can be used to represent the order of key segments. The proposed approach is illustrated by a simple model in forward engineering of relational database.

Keywords

Relational database schema UML Class diagram Profile Eclipse-topcased Forward engineering Primary key Foreign key 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Drazen Brdjanin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Slavko Maric
    • 1
  • Zvjezdan Spasic Pavkovic
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Banja LukaBanja LukaBosnia and Herzegovina
  2. 2.RT-RK InstituteBanja LukaBosnia and Herzegovina

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