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Data Modeling

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

2. 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.

3. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. 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.

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

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

14. Another word for existence-independent is ____.

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

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

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

18. A ______ attribute can have only one value.

19. An ERM is not dependent on the ____________.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29. 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.

30. 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 ____.

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

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

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

36. 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.

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

38. 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.

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

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

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

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

43. ____ yields better performance.

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

45. ________ cannot be further subdivided.

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

47. 1NF - 2NF - and 3NF are _____.

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

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

50. 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 ____.