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First step to design Database?

First step to design Database?
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We currently have corporate level Oracle DB server in corporate headquarter. And corporate level decided us (Business Analysts) to limit our accessing DB, because of the burden of data transaction.

Therefore, we decided to make a small MS Access DB into network drive, download monthly some parts of Oracle DB, and all business analysts can share the small sized Access DB.

Now, my concerning is how to design the small DB which all department analyst can share with. Because all analysts from different department usually select different column in different tables from the huge Oracle DB, the success of my Access DB design comes from everybody’s satisfaction.

I wonder if DB specialist in this group can provide me the guide line/ steps/ awareness before design the DB. What is the first step to design DB? Are there any tools to help DB design?
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