Often we make some sketches of the database we plan to create on a blackboard or a sheet of paper before we actually design its structure on computer. After that we discuss the entities we’ve got, normalize them and repeat these actions several times. As a result we get a completely approved database structure in the form of an image file in the project documentation.
This article gives a step-by-step instruction for visual database creation.
There is a lot of instruments that allow database developers avoid monotonous and error prone manual writing of scripts for tables creation. But to have a complete picture while creating a database it’s necessary not only to speed up the process of database objects creation, but also to visualize relations between them. dbForge Studio for MySQL offers a perfect tool for such purpose – Database Designer.