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6230 Database Design – Data Modeling Orientation

Data Modeling Quiz
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Define the term entity type. List five types of entity types. Define the term entity-relationship model. Define the term entity instance. Define the term attribute. Contrast the terms stored attribute and derived attribute. Contrast the terms simple attribute and composite attribute. What are business rules? Give four reasons why a business rules approach is advocated as a paradigm for specifying information systems requirements. State six general guidelines for naming data objects in a data model. Define the term identifier. State four criteria for selecting identifiers for entities. Define the term cardinality constraint. List the four types of cardinality constraints. Contrast the terms entity type and relationship type. Contrast the terms strong entity type and weak entity type. What is the degree of a relationship? List the three types of relationship degrees. Give an example of a multi-valued attribute. Give an example of a ternary relationship. Give an example of a unary relationship. State the three conditions that suggest a relationship should be modeled as an associative entity type. Define the term associative entity. State a rule that says when to extract an attribute from one entity type and place it in a linked entity type. Define the term time-stamp.

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Reference: Modern Database Management – Hoffer, Prescott & Mcfadden

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