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Data Modeling

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1. 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.

2. Improving ___ leads to more flexible queries.

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

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

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

6. 1NF - 2NF - and 3NF are _____.

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

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

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

10. 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.


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

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

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

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

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

17. An ERM is not dependent on the ____________.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27. Data redundancy produces ____.

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

29. 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.

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

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

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

33. 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 ____.

34. A ___________ must not contain a repeating group .

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

36. 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.

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

38. ________ cannot be further subdivided.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

47. 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.

48. 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.

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

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