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Data Modeling

Subject : it-skills
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. From a system functionality point of view - ___ attribute values can be calculated when they are needed to write reports or invoices.






2. 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 ____.






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






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






5. Improving ___ leads to more flexible queries.






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






7. 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.






8. 1NF - 2NF - and 3NF are _____.






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






16. Data redundancy produces ____.






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






18. 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.






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






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






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






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






23. An ERM is not dependent on the ____________.






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






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






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






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






28. 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.






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






30. Another word for existence-independent is ____.






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






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






33. 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.






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






44. A ___________ must not contain a repeating group .






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






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






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






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






49. 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 ____.






50. 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.