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Data Modeling

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1. 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.

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

3. A ____ exists when there are functional dependencies such that Y is functionally dependent on X and Z is functionally dependent on Y - and X is the primary key.

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

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

6. A ___________ must not contain a repeating group .

7. In the ERD - Cardinality is indicated using the ___ notation.

8. 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.

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

10. When a nonkey attribute is the determinate of a key attribute the table is in 3NF but not ____.

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

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

13. Dependencies based on only a part of a composite primary key are called ___ dependencies.

14. Another word for existence-independent is ____.

15. An ERM is not dependent on the ____________.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24. For most business transactional databases - we should normalize relations into ____.

25. A _____ entity is composed of the primary keys of each of the entities to be connected.

26. A ___ attribute is one that cannot be subdivided.

27. A ___ identifier is composed of more than one attribute.

28. Data redundancy produces ____.

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

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

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

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

33. 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.

34. Improving ___ leads to more flexible queries.

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

36. A table is in BCNF if every determinant in the table is a ____________.

37. ____ yields better performance.

38. Data redundancies occur from ____ of data on every row entry.

39. In a ___ diagram - the arrows above the attribute indicate all desirable dependencies.

40. A table that has all key attributes defined - has no repeating groups - and all its attributes are dependent on the primary key - is said to be in ____.

41. 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.

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

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

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

45. 1NF - 2NF - and 3NF are _____.

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

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

48. Any attribute whose value determines other values within a row is called ____.

49. A ______ attribute can have only one value.

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