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Data Modeling

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

2. Improving ___ leads to more flexible queries.

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

4. A ___________ must not contain a repeating group .

5. Another word for existence-independent is ____.

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

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

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

9. An ERM is not dependent on the ____________.

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

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

12. 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.

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

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

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

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

17. 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 ____.

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

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

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

21. 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.

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

23. ________ cannot be further subdivided.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31. Data redundancy produces ____.

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

33. 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.

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

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


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

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

39. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

46. A ______ attribute can have only one value.

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

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

49. 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.

50. 1NF - 2NF - and 3NF are _____.