MIS student, here. Learning about ERDs (entity relationship diagrams). ERDs are supposedly used for the purpose of later constructing a database. My question is this:
- What will an entity (and, likewise, an entity's attributes) become upon implementing the database? For instance, will entities turn into rows and attributes into columns?
- In fact, now that I consider it, I'd like to know how one implements associative entities from ERD to database form as well. Is there a difference between what a regular entity and an associative entity represent in terms of database terminology?