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DBA 110 Final study guide

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• A DBMS lets you assign users to ____.

Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: • attribut es

groups Question 2

2.5 out of 2.5 points

A(n) ____ frees programmers who write database access programs from having to engage in mundane data manipulation activities, such as adding new data and deleting existing data. Answer Selected Answer:

DBM S

Correct Answer:

DBM S

Question 3

2.5 out of 2.5 points

A(n) ____ is a person, place, object, event, or idea for which you want to store and process data. Answer Selected Answer:

entit y

Correct Answer:

entit

y • Question 4

2.5 out of 2.5 points

A visual way to represent a database is with a(n) ____. Answer Selected Answer:

entity-relationship diagram

Correct Answer:

entity-relationship diagram

Question 5

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During the ____ process, a database expert determines the structure of the required database. Answer Selected Answer:

database design

Correct Answer:

database design

Question 6

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One disadvantage of a database system is ____. Answer Selected Answer:

a larger file

size Correct Answer:

a larger file size

Question 7

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The ____ of an entity become the columns in the database table. Answer Selected Answer:

attribut es

Correct Answer:

attribut es

Question 8

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An association between entities is known as a(n) ____. Answer Selected Answer:

relations hip

Correct Answer:

relations hip

Question 9

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Popular ____ include Access, Oracle, DB2, MySQL, and SQL Server. Answer

Selected Answer:

DBM Ss

Correct Answer:

DBM Ss

Question 10

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Storing the same data in more than one place is called ____. Answer Selected Answer:

redundan cy

Correct Answer:

redundan cy

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 2:28:42 PM EDT OK
false

Question 1

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Two tables are considered to be ____ compatible if they have the same number of columns and their corresponding columns represent the same type of data. Answer Selected Answer:

unio n

Correct Answer:

unio

n • Question 2

2.5 out of 2.5 points

The product of two tables is also called the ____ product. Answer Selected Answer:

Cartesi an

Correct Answer:

Cartesi an

Question 3

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Using the product operator, if table A has 4 rows and table B has 4 rows, the number of rows in the product of these two tables is ____. Answer Selected Answer:

1 6

Correct Answer:

1 6

Question 4

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Rows are also called ____. Answer Selected Answer:

tupl es

Correct Answer:

tupl es

Question 5

2.5 out of 2.5 points

You can restrict the output from a join to include only certain columns by using the ____ command. Answer Selected Answer:

PROJE CT

Correct Answer:

PROJE CT

Question 6

0 out of 2.5 points

A query that changes data is a(n) ____ query. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: upda te

upda te

Question 7

2.5 out of 2.5 points

When duplicate column names exist in a database and you need to indicate the column to which you are referring, ____. Answer

Selected Answer:

write both the table name and the column name, separated by a period

Correct Answer:

write both the table name and the column name, separated by a period

Question 8

2.5 out of 2.5 points

The ____ key of a table is the column or collection of columns that uniquely identifies a given row in that table. Answer Selected Answer:

prima ry

Correct Answer:

prima ry

Question 9

2.5 out of 2.5 points

The compound criteria (conditions) are created by using ____. Answer Selected Answer:

AND or OR

Correct Answer:

AND or OR

Question 10

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Count, Sum, Avg, Max, and Min are a few of the built-in statistics or ____ functions that can be used in a query. Answer Selected Answer:

aggreg ate

Correct Answer:

aggreg ate

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 2:15:29 PM EDT OK • 2.5 out of 2.5 points

Storing the same data in more than one place is called ____. Answer Selected Answer:

redundan cy

Correct Answer:

redundan cy

Question 2

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Popular ____ include Access, Oracle, DB2, MySQL, and SQL Server. Answer Selected Answer:

DBM Ss

Correct Answer:

DBM Ss

Question 3

2.5 out of 2.5 points

A(n) ____ frees programmers who write database access programs from having to engage in mundane data manipulation activities, such as adding new data and deleting existing data. Answer Selected Answer:

DBM S

Correct Answer:

DBM S

Question 4

2.5 out of 2.5 points

A(n) ____ is the computer counterpart to an ordinary paper file you might keep in a file cabinet or an accounting ledger. Answer Selected Answer:

data file

Correct Answer:

data file

Question 5

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A good ____ should provide an opportunity for users to incorporate integrity constraints when they design the database. Answer Selected Answer:

DBM S Correct Answer:

DBM S

Question 6

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A database has ____ if the data in it satisfies all established integrity constraints. Answer Selected Answer:

integri ty

Correct Answer:

integri ty

Question 7

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Which of the following statements is correct? Answer Selected Answer:

In a nondatabase, file-oriented environment, data is often partitioned into several disjointed systems with each system having its own collection of files.

Correct Answer:

In a nondatabase, file-oriented environment, data is often partitioned into several disjointed systems with each system having its own collection of files.

Question 8

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An association between entities is known as a(n) ____. Answer Selected Answer:

relations hip

Correct Answer:

relations hip

Question 9

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____ are screen objects used to maintain, view, and print data from a database. Answer Selected Answer:

For ms

Correct Answer:

For ms

Question 10

2.5 out of 2.5 points

During the ____ process, a database expert determines the structure of the required database. Answer Selected Answer:

database design

Correct Answer:

database design

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 2:00:08 PM EDT

OK • Question 1

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Two tables are considered to be ____ compatible if they have the same number of columns and their corresponding columns represent the same type of data. Answer Selected Answer:

unio n

Correct Answer:

unio n

Question 2

2.5 out of 2.5 points

If you are sorting records by more than one field, the more important field is called the ____. Answer Selected Answer:

primary sort key

Correct Answer:

primary sort key

Question 3

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Based on the Customer table below, which command lists all information from the table concerning customer 524? CustomerNum CustomerName Street City State Zip 462 Bargains Galore 3829 Central Grove FL 33321

524 Kline’s 838 Ridgeland Filmore FL 33336 Answer Selected Answer:

SELECT Customer WHERE CustomerNum=524 GIVING Answer

Correct Answer:

SELECT Customer WHERE CustomerNum=524 GIVING Answer

Question 4

2.5 out of 2.5 points

You can restrict the output from a join to include only certain columns by using the ____ command. Answer Selected Answer:

PROJE CT

Correct Answer:

PROJE CT

Question 5

2.5 out of 2.5 points

The product of two tables is also called the ____ product. Answer Selected Answer:

Cartesi an

Correct Answer:

Cartesi an

Question 6

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The ____ command within relational algebra takes a vertical subset of a table. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: SELEC T

PROJE CT

Question 7

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The ____ key of a table is the column or collection of columns that uniquely identifies a given row in that table. Answer Selected Answer:

prima ry

Correct Answer:

prima ry

Question 8

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The ____ operator is performed by the SUBTRACT command in relational algebra. Answer Selected Answer:

differen ce

Correct

Answer:

differen ce

Question 9

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A ____ query creates a new table using the query results. Answer Selected Answer:

maketable

Correct Answer:

maketable

Question 10

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The ____ operator is used to concatenate every row in the first table with every row in the second table. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: union

produ ct

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 2:40:15 PM EDT OK • Question 1

2.5 out of 2.5 points

When you use a name containing a space in Access SQL, you must ____. Answer

Selected Answer:

enclose it in square brackets

Correct Answer:

enclose it in square brackets

Question 2

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When rows are grouped, ____. Answer Selected Answer:

one line of output is produced for each group

Correct Answer:

one line of output is produced for each group

Question 3

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Customer ( CustomerNum, CustomerName, Street, City, State, Zip, Balance, CreditLimit, RepNum ) Based on the code above, list the number, name, and balance of all customers with balances greater than or equal to $1,000 and less than or equal to $5,000. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: SELECT CustomerName, Balance FROM Customer WHERE Balance BETWEEN 1000 AND 5000 ;

SELECT CustomerNum, CustomerName, Balance FROM Customer WHERE Balance BETWEEN 1000 AND 5000 ;

Question 4

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Customer ( CustomerNum, CustomerName, Street, City, State, Zip, Balance, CreditLimit, RepNum ) Based on the code above, list the number, name, street, and credit limit of all customers. Order the customers by name within descending credit limit. Answer Selected Answer:

SELECT CustomerNum, CustomerName, Street, CreditLimit FROM Customer ORDER BY CreditLimit DESC, CustomerName ;

Correct Answer:

SELECT CustomerNum, CustomerName, Street, CreditLimit FROM Customer ORDER BY CreditLimit DESC, CustomerName ;

Question 5

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The basic form of an SQL retrieval command is ____. Answer Selected Answer:

SELECT-FROMWHERE

Correct Answer:

SELECT-FROMWHERE

Question 6

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You can save the results of a query as a table by including the ____ clause in the query. Answer

Selected Answer: Correct Answer: •

UPDA TE

INTO

Question 7

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Student (StudentID, FirstName, LastName, Street, City, State, Zip) Based on the code above, list the complete student table. Answer Selected Answer:

SELECT * FROM Student ;

Correct Answer:

SELECT * FROM Student ;

Question 8

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Customer ( CustomerNum, CustomerName, Street, City, State, Zip, Balance, CreditLimit, RepNum ) Based on the code above, list the number, name, and available credit for all customers with credit limits that exceed their balances. Answer Selected Answer:

SELECT CustomerNum, CustomerName, CreditLimit-Balance AS AvailableCredit FROM Customer WHERE CreditLimit>Balance ;

Correct Answer:

SELECT CustomerNum, CustomerName, CreditLimit-Balance AS AvailableCredit FROM Customer WHERE CreditLimit>Balance ;

Question 9

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When used after the word SELECT, the ____ symbol indicates that you want to include all fields in the query results in the order in which you described them to the DBMS when you created the table. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: •

*

*

Question 10

2.5 out of 2.5 points

In MySQL, the ____ is used as a wildcard to represent any collection of characters. Answer Selected Answer:

percent sign (%)

Correct Answer:

percent sign (%)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 6:06:14 PM EDT OK • Question 1

2.5 out of 2.5 points

When used after the word SELECT, the ____ symbol indicates that you want to include all fields in the query results in the order in which you described them to the DBMS when you created the table. Answer

Selected Answer: Correct Answer: •

*

*

Question 2

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Part (PartNum, Description, OnHand, Class, Warehouse, Price ) Based on the code above, list the descriptions of all parts that are not in Warehouse 3. Answer Selected Answer:

SELECT Description FROM Part WHERE NOT Warehouse=’3’ ;

Correct Answer:

SELECT Description FROM Part WHERE NOT Warehouse=’3’ ;

Question 3

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Many versions of SQL require you to end a command with a ____. Answer Selected Answer:

semicolon (;)

Correct Answer:

semicolon (;)

Question 4

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Customer ( CustomerNum, CustomerName, Street, City, State, Zip, Balance, CreditLimit, RepNum ) Based on the code above, list the number, name, and complete address of every customer located on a street that contains the letters “Oxford”. Answer Selected Answer:

SELECT CustomerNum, CustomerName, Street, City, State, Zip FROM Customer WHERE Street LIKE “%Oxford%” ;

Correct Answer:

SELECT CustomerNum, CustomerName, Street, City, State, Zip FROM Customer WHERE Street LIKE “%Oxford%” ;

Question 5

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Part (PartNum, Description, OnHand, Class, Warehouse, Price ) Based on the code above, find how many parts are in item class HW. Answer Selected Answer:

SELECT COUNT(*) FROM Part WHERE Class=’HW’ ;

Correct Answer:

SELECT COUNT(*) FROM Part WHERE Class=’HW’ ;

Question 6

2.5 out of 2.5 points

You can save the results of a query as a table by including the ____ clause in the query. Answer Selected Answer:

INT

O Correct Answer:

INT O

Question 7

2.5 out of 2.5 points

To add new data to a table, use the ____ command. Answer Selected Answer:

INSE RT

Correct Answer:

INSE RT

Question 8

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Customer ( CustomerNum, CustomerName, Street, City, State, Zip, Balance, CreditLimit, RepNum ) Based on the code above, list the number, name, street, and credit limit of all customers. Order the customers by name within descending credit limit. Answer Selected Answer:

SELECT CustomerNum, CustomerName, Street, CreditLimit FROM Customer ORDER BY CreditLimit DESC, CustomerName ;

Correct Answer:

SELECT CustomerNum, CustomerName, Street, CreditLimit FROM Customer ORDER BY CreditLimit DESC, CustomerName ;

Question 9

2.5 out of 2.5 points

To use a wildcard, include the ____ operator in the WHERE clause. Answer Selected Answer:

LIK E

Correct Answer:

LIK E

Question 10

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Student (StudentID, FirstName, LastName, Street, City, State, Zip) Based on the code above, find the name of the student whose ID is 1167. Answer Selected Answer:

SELECT FirstName, LastName FROM Student WHERE StudentID=’1167’ ;

Correct Answer:

SELECT FirstName, LastName FROM Student WHERE StudentID=’1167’ ;

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 11:45:24 PM EDT OK • 0 out of 2.5 points

The statement, ____, removes the table LargeCust from a DBMS. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: DELETE TABLE LargeCust ;

DROP TABLE LargeCust ;

Question 2

2.5 out of 2.5 points

The CHECK clause can be included in the ____ command. Answer Selected Answer:

CREATE TABLE

Correct Answer:

CREATE TABLE

Question 3

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In SQL, you use the CHECK clause to enforce ____ integrity. Answer Selected Answer:

legalvalues

Correct Answer:

legalvalues

Question 4

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A(n) ____ is an action that occurs automatically in response to an associated database operation such as an INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE command. Answer Selected Answer:

trigg er

Correct Answer:

trigg er

Question 5

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To create the primary key clause for the Orders table on the OrderNum and PartNum fields, the correct statement is ____. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: • PRIMARY KEY (Orders, OrderNum, PartNum)

PRIMARY KEY (OrderNum, PartNum)

Question 6

2.5 out of 2.5 points

To create an index for the Customer table named RepBal with the keys RepNum and Balance and with the balances listed in descending order, the command is ____. Answer Selected Answer:

CREATE INDEX RepBal ON Customer (RepNum, Balance DESC) ;

Correct Answer:

CREATE INDEX RepBal ON Customer (RepNum, Balance DESC) ;

Question 7

2.5 out of 2.5 points

The ____ statement will take away user privileges to the database. Answer

Selected Answer:

REVO KE

Correct Answer:

REVO KE

Question 8

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To use a stored procedure in MySQL, a user enters the word _____ followed by the procedure name. Answer Selected Answer:

CAL L

Correct Answer:

CAL L

Question 9

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Essentially, setting the value in a given field to ____ is similar to not entering a value in it at all. Answer Selected Answer:

nu ll

Correct Answer:

nu ll

Question 10

2.5 out of 2.5 points

A trigger is stored and compiled on the ____. Answer Selected Answer:

serv er

Correct Answer:

serv er

Friday, September 23, 2011 5:29:48 AM EDT OK • 2.5 out of 2.5 points

To create an index for the Customer table named RepBal with the keys RepNum and Balance and with the balances listed in descending order, the command is ____. Answer Selected Answer:

CREATE INDEX RepBal ON Customer (RepNum, Balance DESC) ;

Correct Answer:

CREATE INDEX RepBal ON Customer (RepNum, Balance DESC) ;

Question 2

2.5 out of 2.5 points

The statement, ____, removes the table LargeCust from a DBMS. Answer Selected Answer:

DROP TABLE LargeCust ;

Correct Answer:

DROP TABLE LargeCust ;

Question 3

2.5 out of 2.5 points

If you anticipate running a particular query often, you can improve overall performance by saving the query in a special file called a(n) ____. Answer Selected Answer:

stored procedure

Correct Answer:

stored procedure

Question 4

2.5 out of 2.5 points

In Access, many macro actions require additional information, called _____ to complete the action. Answer Selected Answer:

argume nts

Correct Answer:

argume nts

Question 5

2.5 out of 2.5 points

In SQL, you use the CHECK clause to enforce ____ integrity. Answer Selected Answer:

legalvalues

Correct Answer:

legalvalues

Question 6

2.5 out of 2.5 points

To use a stored procedure in MySQL, a user enters the word _____ followed by the procedure name. Answer Selected Answer:

CAL L

Correct Answer:

CAL L

Question 7

2.5 out of 2.5 points

The CHECK clause can be included in the ____ command. Answer Selected Answer:

CREATE TABLE

Correct Answer:

CREATE TABLE

Question 8

2.5 out of 2.5 points

The SQL command for deleting the Warehouse field from the Part table is ____. Answer

Selected Answer:

ALTER TABLE Part DROP COLUMN Warehouse ;

Correct Answer:

ALTER TABLE Part DROP COLUMN Warehouse ;

Question 9

2.5 out of 2.5 points

In MySQL, you use the _____ command to produce a list of tables. Answer Selected Answer:

SHOW TABLES

Correct Answer:

SHOW TABLES

Question 10

2.5 out of 2.5 points

To insert a new field in a table, the ____ keyword should be used with the ALTER TABLE command. Answer Selected Answer:

AD D

Correct Answer:

AD D

Friday, September 23, 2011 6:02:12 AM EDT OK • 2.5 out of 2.5 points

From all the ____ keys, one is chosen to be the primary key. Answer Selected Answer:

candida te

Correct Answer:

candida te

Question 2

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Second normal form can be defined as a table that is in first normal form but that contains no ____. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: nonkey columns

partial dependencies

Question 3

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A table is in first normal form if it does not contain ____. Answer Selected Answer:

repeating groups

Correct Answer:

repeating groups

Question 4

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An alternate key is a ____. Answer Selected Answer:

column that could be a primary key but was not chosen

Correct Answer:

column that could be a primary key but was not chosen

Question 5

2.5 out of 2.5 points

A(n) ____ is a column or collection of columns on which all columns in the table are functionally dependent. Answer Selected Answer:

candidate key

Correct Answer:

candidate key

Question 6

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Potential problems in the design of a relational database are known as ____. Answer Selected Answer:

update anomalies

Correct Answer:

update anomalies

Question 7

2.5 out of 2.5 points

If there is more than one possible choice for the primary key, and one of the possibilities is chosen to be the primary key, the other choices are referred to as ____. Answer Selected Answer:

alternate keys

Correct Answer:

alternate keys

Question 8

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The fact that column B is functionally dependent on column A can be written as ____. Answer Selected Answer:

A® B

Correct Answer:

A® B

Question 9

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If B (an attribute) is functionally dependent on A, we can also say that ____. Answer Selected Answer:

A functionally

determines B Correct Answer:

A functionally determines B

Question 10

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A column is a nonkey column if it is ____. Answer Selected Answer:

not a part of the primary key

Correct Answer:

not a part of the primary key

Friday, October 7, 2011 3:32:10 AM EDT OK

You will only be allowed 2 attempts to take this Quiz.
false

Question 1

2.5 out of 2.5 points

A table is in fourth normal form when it is in third normal form and there are no ____. Answer Selected Answer:

multivalued dependencies

Correct Answer:

multivalued dependencies

Question 2

2.5 out of 2.5 points

If there is more than one possible choice for the primary key, and one of the possibilities is chosen to be the primary key, the other choices are referred to as ____. Answer Selected Answer:

alternate keys

Correct Answer:

alternate keys

Question 3

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Another name for a nonkey column is a ____. Answer Selected Answer:

nonkey attribute

Correct Answer:

nonkey attribute

Question 4

2.5 out of 2.5 points

From all the ____ keys, one is chosen to be the primary key. Answer

Selected Answer:

candida te

Correct Answer:

candida te

Question 5

2.5 out of 2.5 points

____ contains a repeating group. Answer Selected Answer:

Orders (OrderNum, OrderDate, (PartNum, NumOrdered) )

Correct Answer:

Orders (OrderNum, OrderDate, (PartNum, NumOrdered) )

Question 6

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Potential problems in the design of a relational database are known as ____. Answer Selected Answer:

update anomalies

Correct Answer:

update anomalies

Question 7

2.5 out of 2.5 points

If B (an attribute) is functionally dependent on A, we can also say that ____. Answer Selected Answer:

A functionally determines B

Correct Answer:

A functionally determines B

Question 8

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____ normal form has an additional condition that the only determinants the table contains are candidate keys. Answer Selected Answer:

Thir d

Correct Answer:

Thir d

Question 9

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A table that contains a repeating group is called a(n) ____. Answer Selected Answer:

unnormalized relation

Correct Answer:

unnormalized relation

Question 10

2.5 out of 2.5 points

A(n) ____ is a column or collection of columns on which all columns in the table are functionally dependent. Answer Selected Answer:

candidate key

Correct Answer:

candidate key

Friday, October 7, 2011 3:49:28 AM EDT OK • 0 out of 2.5 points

When designing a database, you might find it helpful to design a(n) ____ to obtain the required information from users. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: E-R diagram

survey form

Question 2

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Independent entities have ____ in an E-R diagram. Answer Selected Answer:

square corners

Correct

Answer:

square corners

Question 3

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In IDEF1X, the ____ is the symbol for category. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: • rectan gle

circle

Question 4

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A subtype is also called a(n) ____ in IDEF1X terminology. Answer Selected Answer:

catego ry

Correct Answer:

catego ry

Question 5

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A(n) ____ is a primary key that consists of a column that uniquely identifies an entity, such as a person’s Social Security number. Answer Selected Answer:

natural key

Correct Answer:

natural key

Question 6

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When a DBMS creates a(n) ____ key, it is usually an automatic numbering data type, such as the Access AutoNumber data type. Answer Selected Answer:

surroga te

Correct Answer:

surroga te

Question 7

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The properties of the entities you choose as you design the user view will become the ____ in the appropriate tables. Answer Selected Answer:

colum ns

Correct Answer:

colum ns

Question 8

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The crucial issue in making the determination between a single many-tomany-to-many relationship and two (or three) many-to-many relationships is the ____. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: data dependence

independenc e

Question 9

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On an E-R diagram, the number closest to the rectangle represents ____ cardinality. Answer Selected Answer:

maximu m

Correct Answer:

maximu m

Question 10

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A(n) ____ is a system-generated primary key that is usually hidden from users. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: artificial key

surrogate key

Friday, October 21, 2011 12:35:01 AM EDT OK • In IDEF1X, the ____ is the symbol for category. Answer Selected Answer:

circl e

Correct Answer:

circl e Question 2

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____ means that an entity has a minimum cardinality of one. Answer Selected Answer:

The entity is required in the relationship

Correct Answer:

The entity is required in the relationship

Question 3

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The properties of the entities you choose as you design the user view will become the ____ in the appropriate tables. Answer Selected Answer:

colum ns

Correct Answer:

colum ns

Question 4

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On an E-R diagram, the number closest to the relationship represents ____ cardinality. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: maximu m

minimu m

Question 5

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A set of requirements that is necessary to support the operations of a particular database user is known as a(n) ____. Answer Selected Answer:

user view

Correct Answer:

user view

Question 6

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A(n) ____ is a system-generated primary key that is usually hidden from users. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: artificial key

surrogate key

Question 7

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After the information-level design is completed, the ____ is the next step. Answer Selected Answer:

physical-level design

Correct Answer:

physical-level design

Question 8

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An entity that exists to implement a many-to-many relationship is called a(n) ____. Answer Selected Answer:

composite entity

Correct Answer:

composite entity

Question 9

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If each employee works in a single department and each department has only one employee, the relationship between employees and departments is ____. Answer Selected Answer:

one-toone

Correct Answer:

one-toone

Question 10

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Independent entities have ____ in an E-R diagram. Answer Selected Answer:

square corners

Correct Answer:

square corners

Friday, October 21, 2011 12:53:06 AM EDT OK • 0 out of 2.5 points

____ integrity implies that the value entered for any field should be consistent with the data type for that field. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Format

Answer:

Data type

Question 2

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____ contain information about table relationships, views, indexes, users, privileges, and replicated data. Answer Selected Answer:

Catalo gs

Correct Answer:

Catalo gs

Question 3

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The technique for identifying the person who is attempting to access the DBMS is known as ____. Answer Selected Answer:

authenticat ion

Correct Answer:

authenticat ion

Question 4

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A string of characters assigned by the DBA to a database that the user must enter to access the database is known as a database ____. Answer

Selected Answer:

passwo rd

Correct Answer:

passwo rd

Question 5

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Data about the data in a database is known as ____. Answer Selected Answer:

metada ta

Correct Answer:

metada ta

Question 6

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____ denies access by other users to data while the DBMS processes one user's updates to the database. Answer Selected Answer:

Locki ng

Correct Answer:

Locki ng

Question 7

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The DBMS accomplishes ____ by reading the log for the problem transactions and applying the before images to undo their updates. Answer Selected Answer:

backward recovery

Correct Answer:

backward recovery

Question 8

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After a DBMS detects a deadlock, the ____ should break the deadlock. Answer Selected Answer:

DBM S

Correct Answer:

DBM S

Question 9

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To break a deadlock, the DBMS chooses one deadlocked user to be the ____. Answer Selected Answer:

victi m

Correct Answer:

victi m

Question 10

2.5 out of 2.5 points

A(n) ____ is a snapshot of certain data in a database at a given moment in time. Answer Selected Answer:

vie w

Correct Answer:

vie w

Sunday, November 6, 2011 2:10:40 AM EST OK

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Question 1

2.5 out of 2.5 points

To break a deadlock, the DBMS chooses one deadlocked user to be the ____. Answer Selected Answer:

victi m

Correct Answer:

victi m

Question 2

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Data about the data in a database is known as ____. Answer Selected Answer:

metada ta

Correct Answer:

metada ta

Question 3

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____ a database reverses encryption. Answer Selected Answer:

Decrypti ng

Correct Answer:

Decrypti ng

Question 4

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The DBA usually creates groups of users called ____. Answer Selected Answer:

workgrou ps

Correct Answer:

workgrou ps

Question 5

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A(n) ____ is a snapshot of certain data in a database at a given moment in time. Answer Selected Answer:

vie w

Correct Answer:

vie w

Question 6

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If two or more users are waiting for the other user to release a lock before they can proceed, this is known as a ____. Answer Selected Answer:

deadlo ck

Correct Answer:

deadlo ck

Question 7

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____ integrity implies that the value entered for any field should be consistent with the data type for that field. Answer Selected Answer:

Data type

Correct Answer:

Data

type • Question 8

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In order to accomplish serial processing of updates, many DBMSs use ____. Answer Selected Answer:

locki ng

Correct Answer:

locki ng

Question 9

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The technique for identifying the person who is attempting to access the DBMS is known as ____. Answer Selected Answer:

authenticat ion

Correct Answer:

authenticat ion

Question 10

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After a DBMS detects a deadlock, the ____ should break the deadlock. Answer Selected Answer:

DBM S

Correct Answer:

DBM S

Sunday, November 6, 2011 2:22:59 AM EST OK • 2.5 out of 2.5 points

After the database designers complete the information-level design, the DBA does the ____-level design. Answer Selected Answer:

physic al

Correct Answer:

physic al

Question 2

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Which of the following DBMS evaluation categories does the following question relate to: Is it a simple catalog or can it contain more content, such as information about programs and the various data items these programs access? Answer Selected Answer:

Data dictionary

Correct Answer:

Data dictionary

Question 3

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____ integrity is the constraint that says that the values in foreign keys must match values already in the database. Answer Selected Answer:

Referent ial

Correct Answer:

Referent ial

Question 4

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After the DBMS is purchased, the ____ has primary responsibility for installation and maintenance. Answer Selected Answer:

DB A

Correct Answer:

DB A

Question 5

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Which of the following DBMS evaluation categories does the following question relate to: Does the vendor of the DBMS supply printed or online training manuals and how good are the manuals? Answer Selected Answer:

Documentation and training

Correct Answer:

Documentation and training • Question 6

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Which of the following DBMS evaluation categories does the following question relate to: How many files can you open at the same time? Answer Selected Answer:

Limitatio ns

Correct Answer:

Limitatio ns

Question 7

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Tables with indexes allow faster searches, but slower performance on ____. Answer Selected Answer:

updat es

Correct Answer:

updat es

Question 8

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The ____ is responsible for providing training in the use of the DBMS. Answer Selected Answer:

DB

A Correct Answer:

DB A

Question 9

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Which of the following DBMS evaluation categories does the following question relate to: Does the DBMS allow partial copies and how does the DBMS handle updates to the same data from two or more replicas? Answer Selected Answer:

Replication and distributed databases

Correct Answer:

Replication and distributed databases

Question 10

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The ____ determines the access privileges for all users and enters the appropriate authorization rules in the DBMS catalog to ensure that users access the database only in ways in which they are entitled to do so. Answer Selected Answer:

DB A

Correct Answer:

DB A

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 1:08:21 AM EST OK • Question 1

2.5 out of 2.5 points

The ____ determines the access privileges for all users and enters the appropriate authorization rules in the DBMS catalog to ensure that users access the database only in ways in which they are entitled to do so. Answer Selected Answer:

DB A

Correct Answer:

DB A

Question 2

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Which of the following DBMS evaluation categories does the following question relate to: Is it a simple catalog or can it contain more content, such as information about programs and the various data items these programs access? Answer Selected Answer:

Data dictionary

Correct Answer:

Data dictionary

Question 3

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____ converts a table that is in third normal form to a table no longer in third normal form. Answer Selected Answer:

Denormalizat

ion Correct Answer:

Denormalizat ion

Question 4

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Which of the following DBMS evaluation categories does the following question relate to: Does the DBMS allow partial copies and how does the DBMS handle updates to the same data from two or more replicas? Answer Selected Answer:

Replication and distributed databases

Correct Answer:

Replication and distributed databases

Question 5

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Changing the database design to improve the performance is called ____ the design. Answer Selected Answer:

tunin g

Correct Answer:

tunin g

Question 6

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A ____ is a place where a record of certain corporate data is kept. Answer Selected Answer:

data archive

Correct Answer:

data archive

Question 7

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Which of the following DBMS evaluation categories does the following question relate to: On what operating system and hardware is the DBMS supported? Answer Selected Answer:

Limitatio ns

Correct Answer:

Limitatio ns

Question 8

2.5 out of 2.5 points

The ____ is responsible for providing training in the use of the DBMS. Answer Selected Answer:

DB A

Correct Answer:

DB A

Question 9

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Tables with indexes allow faster searches, but slower performance on ____. Answer Selected Answer:

updat es

Correct Answer:

updat es

Question 10

2.5 out of 2.5 points

Which of the following DBMS evaluation categories does the following question relate to: What types of files can you import or export? Answer Selected Answer:

Portabili ty

Correct Answer:

Portabili ty

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 1:23:21 AM EST OK • Question 1

2.5 out of 2.5 points

With respect to the definition of data warehouse, ____ means that data in a data warehouse represents snapshots of data at various points in time in the past. Answer Selected Answer:

time-

variant Correct Answer:

timevariant

Question 2

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When a centralized database becomes unavailable for any reason, no users can continue processing. In contrast, if a local database in a distributed database becomes unavailable, only users who need that data are affected. Because of this, distributed databases have a(n) ____ advantage over a centralized database. Answer Selected Answer:

system availability

Correct Answer:

system availability

Question 3

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____ refers to the association of an operation to actual program code. Answer Selected Answer:

Bindi ng

Correct Answer:

Bindi ng

Question 4

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In ____ systems, data and actions are encapsulated. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: relational

objectoriented

Question 5

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_____ is a standard interface that provides the capability necessary for Web browsers to communicate with server-side extensions. Answer Selected Answer:

Common Gateway Interface

Correct Answer:

Common Gateway Interface

Question 6

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____ is the data communication method used by Web clients and Web servers to exchange data on the Internet. Answer Selected Answer:

HTT P

Correct Answer:

HTT P

Question 7

2.5 out of 2.5 points

When users interact with an RDBMS, they use transactions. These types of systems are called ____ systems. Answer Selected Answer:

OLT P

Correct Answer:

OLT P

Question 8

2.5 out of 2.5 points

With respect to the definition of data warehouse, ____ means that the data is read-only. Answer Selected Answer:

nonvolat ile

Correct Answer:

nonvolat ile

Question 9

0 out of 2.5 points

____ is a metalanguage derived from a restricted subset of SGML, and designed for the exchange of data on the Web. Answer Selected Answer: Correct HTT P

Answer: •

XML

Question 10

0 out of 2.5 points

Because the clients and the server perform different functions and can run two different operating systems, there is an arrangement of client/server architecture known as ____. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: three-tier architecture

two-tier architecture

Saturday, November 26, 2011 3:17:00 AM EST OK • 2.5 out of 2.5 points

A(n) ____ consists of rows that contain consolidated and summarized data. Answer Selected Answer:

fact table

Correct Answer:

fact table

Question 2

2.5 out of 2.5 points

____ is the ability of a computer system to continue to function well as utilization of the system increases. Answer

Selected Answer:

Scalabil ity

Correct Answer:

Scalabil ity

Question 3

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Uncovering new knowledge, patterns, trends, and rules from the data stored in a data warehouse is known as ____. Answer Selected Answer:

data mining

Correct Answer:

data mining

Question 4

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The formula for message transmission time is: communication time = access delay + (data volume / X), where X represents ____. Answer Selected Answer:

transmission rate

Correct Answer:

transmission rate

Question 5

0 out of 2.5 points

_____ is a standard interface that provides the capability necessary for Web browsers to communicate with server-side extensions. Answer Selected Answer: Correct Answer: Web Server Interface

Common Gateway Interface

Question 6

2.5 out of 2.5 points

When a centralized database becomes unavailable for any reason, no users can continue processing. In contrast, if a local database in a distributed database becomes unavailable, only users who need that data are affected. Because of this, distributed databases have a(n) ____ advantage over a centralized database. Answer Selected Answer:

system availability

Correct Answer:

system availability

Question 7

2.5 out of 2.5 points

With respect to the definition of data warehouse, ____ means that data is stored in one place, even though it originates from everywhere in the organization and from a variety of external sources. Answer Selected Answer:

integrat ed

Correct Answer:

integrat ed

Question 8

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When the data is organized by entity rather than by the application that uses the data, it is called ____. Answer Selected Answer:

subjectoriented

Correct Answer:

subjectoriented

Question 9

2.5 out of 2.5 points

____ implies that the performance of functions such as adding sites, changing versions of DBMSs, creating backups, and modifying hardware should not require planned shutdowns of the entire distributed database. Answer Selected Answer:

Continuous operation

Correct Answer:

Continuous operation

Question 10

2.5 out of 2.5 points

A DDBMS that has at least two sites at which the local DBMSs are different is known as a ____. Answer Selected Answer:

heterogeneous DDBMS

Correct Answer:

heterogeneous DDBMS

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