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Data Modeling

Subject : it-skills
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1. Dependencies based on only a part of a composite primary key are called ___ dependencies.






2. The associative entity is also known as a ___ entity.






3. The conflicts between design efficiency - ____________ - and processing speed are often resolved through compromised that include denormalization.






4. Complex ____ requirements may dictate data transformations - and they may expand the number of entities and attributes withing the design.






5. Need not be stored physically in the data base.






6. The ___ refers to a specific table row as an entity instance.






7. An ERM is not dependent on the ____________.






8. ____ yields better performance.






9. ________ cannot be further subdivided.






10. 1NF - 2NF - and 3NF are _____.






11. A table that is in 2NF and contains no transitive dependencies is said to be in ___.






12. __________ is a process to help reduce the likelihood of data anomalies.






13. In order to meet ___ requirements - you may have to denormalize some portion of the database.






14. Another word for existence-independent is ____.






15. A ___ derives its name from the fact that a group of multiple entries of the same type can exist for any single key attribute occurrence.






16. An example of denormalization is using a ___ denormalized table to hold report data. This is required when creating a tabular report in which the columns represent data that is stored in the table as rows.






17. The existence of a(n) ___ relationship indicated that the minimum cardinality is at least 1 for the mandatory entity.






18. In order to meet performance requirements - you may have to denormalize portions of the ________.






19. A ___ entity has a primary key that is partially or totally derived from the parent entity in the relationship.






20. An attribute that is part of a key is known as a ____ attribute.






21. BCNF can be violated only if the table contains more than one ___ key.






22. Relationship strength depends on how the primary key of the related entity is formulated - while the relationship ____ depends on how the business rule is written.






23. The following step occurs first in the process of building an ERD: create a __________ of the organization's description of operations.






24. Dependencies can be identified with the help of a dependency _____.






25. According to naming conventions described in Chapter 2 - ___ would be the best name for a column representing the charges per hour in a table named JOB.






26. A talbe is in 4NF if it is 3NF and has no ________.






27. If you have three different transitive dependencies - ___ different determinants exist.






28. If an employee within an EMPLOYEE entity has a relationship with itself - that relationship is known as a ____ relationship.






29. The Crow's foot symbol with two parallel lines indicates ___ cardinality.






30. A ___ relationship exists when two entities are associated.






31. In a real-world environment - changing granularity requirements might dictate changes in primary key selection - and those changes might ultimately require the use of ____ keys.






32. If a table has multiple candidate keys and one of those candidate keys is a composite key - the table can have ___ based on this composite candidate key - even when the primary key chosen is a single attribute.






33. A table where every determinant is a candidate key is said to be in ____.






34. The word "entity" in the ER model corresponds to a _______.






35. _______ databases reflect the ever-growing demand for greater scope and depth in the data on which decision support systems increasingly rely.






36. ______________database tables often lead to various data redundancy disasters in production databases.






37. Data redundancy produces ____.






38. Depicts all dependencies found within a given table structure is known as a ______.






39. Most designers consider the BCNF as a special case of the ____.






40. The price paid for increased performance through denormalization is a larger amount of ____.






41. Refers to the level of detail represented by the values stored in a table's row






42. A ______ attribute can have only one value.






43. If database tables are treated as though they were files in a file system - the ___ never has a chance to demonstrate its superior data-handling capabilities.






44. The set of possible values for an attribute is a ____.






45. Improving ___ leads to more flexible queries.






46. Normalization represents a micro view of the ___ within the ERD.






47. A ___ relationship exists when an association is maintained within a single entity.






48. From a system functionality point of view - ___ attribute values can be calculated when they are needed to write reports or invoices.






49. A ___________ must not contain a repeating group .






50. From a structural point of view - ______ is better than 1NF