LIS 558 - Entity-relationship model advantages and disadvantages

Advantages Disadvantages
  • Conceptual simplicity
  • Visual representation
  • Effective communication
  • Integration with the relational database model
  • Limited constraint representation
  • Limited relationship representation
  • No representation of data manipulation
  • Loss of information

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