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Data Modeling

Subject : it-skills
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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Depicts all dependencies found within a given table structure is known as a ______.






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






3. A ___________ must not contain a repeating group .






4. An ERM is not dependent on the ____________.






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






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






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






8. 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.






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






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






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






12. 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 ____.






13. 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.






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






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






16. A ______ attribute can have only one value.






17. Data redundancy produces ____.






18. View the data as part of a table or collection of tables in which all key values must be identified.






19. 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.






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






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






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






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






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






25. Another word for existence-independent is ____.






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






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






28. 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.






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






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






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






32. THE MOST LIKELY DATA TYPE FOR A SURROGATE KEY IS ____.






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






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






35. 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.






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






37. 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.






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






39. 1NF - 2NF - and 3NF are _____.






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






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






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






43. 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.






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






45. A table where all attributes are dependent on the primary key are independent of each other - and no row contains two or more multivalued facts about an entity - is said to be in ____.






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






47. Improving ___ leads to more flexible queries.






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






49. ________ cannot be further subdivided.






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