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Data Modeling

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1. 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.

2. Another word for existence-independent is ____.

3. 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.

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

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

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

7. 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.

8. 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 ____.

9. ____ yields better performance.

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

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

12. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28. 1NF - 2NF - and 3NF are _____.

29. Data redundancy produces ____.

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

31. A ____ relationship exists when three entities are associated.

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

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

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

35. 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.

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

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

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

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

40. An ERM is not dependent on the ____________.

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

42. A ______ attribute can have only one value.

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

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

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

46. 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.

47. 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.

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

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

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