# Tagged Questions

Category of database management systems characterised by the ability to join two data sets by matching on common fields, using mathematics-based relational logic.

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### For any SQL query, do there exists a unique translation into relation algebra

I have been studying databases and I understand that for each query that a database user type, the DBMS translate them into relational algebra operations before applying them to the database. My worry ...
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### XML vs. Relational databases?

I feel like this isn't the best question to ask on a programming site like this, but I haven't really found a satisfying answer online and I would really like to get a different perspective on this. ...
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### Using logic or in relational algebra

In relational algebra I can obtain the courses taught in Fall 2009 or Spring 2010 with Π_{course_id} (σ_{semester=“Fall” Λ year=2009} (section)) ∪ Π_{course_id} (σ_{semester=“Spring” Λ year=2010} ...
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### What is the best way to represent an Team and player relationship in ERD

I am working on designing an ER diagram for a football system, i stopped in the relationship between the player and team, as we know the player plays for only one team and team have many players, so ...
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### A design pattern for category features [closed]

I work for a system which has these tables: products , categories , features User wants to add some feature like color dynamically. Which of this following ways are true? First one: Product ...
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### Method to Obtain LossLess Join BCNF Decomposition

I have been told a way to obtain loss less join BCNF but I don't know how to calculate candidate keys(also called super key in some cases) and trivial Dependency. I have been given a relation R = ...
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### Do data types go into a Relational Data Model (RDM)?

I have recently been asked to draw a Relational Data Model for a flight information database. I came up with the design in the picture below, but I was told that the drawing is not correct because ...
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### PostgreSQL JSON data type used as NOSQL, But VIEW as Relational Data Structure

Could I create a VIEW from the JSON data type but have it as a relational structure? Example: SELECT * FROM json_test; Results [ { "name": "Roy", "Country": "USA", ...
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### Foreign keys in MySQL Workbench

I am defining an EER model in MySQL Workbench. I have a library with multiple copies of each book and each book has its location in the library listed in the system. When I'm creating one-to-many ...
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### Normalization and multivalued attributes

I am designing a relational database in mySQL - a library management system. I want to show examples of the data in 1NF, 2NF, 3NF, BCNF, etc. My example of 1NF looks something like this 'A relation ...
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### Data normalization (from 0NF to 1NF)

I am designing a relational database in mySQL - a library management system. I want to show examples of the data in 1NF, 2NF, 3NF, BCNF, etc. My example of 1NF looks something like this "A relation ...
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### How Wide-columns databases achieve dynamic columns on the storage layout? [closed]

As known, in relational databases, when adding a new column, data must be reallocated (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/463677/alter-table-without-locking-the-table) to maintain a single row ...
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### design database with 2 simillar tables

I have a database which has product_sell and product_buy tables, these two tables are different in a few fields and each one has own comment table product_sell >---< product_sell_cmt ...
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### Groups relationships - Detailed or Direct?

I have a Person model: PersonId Name ----------- ---------------- 1 Jessica 2 Jennifer Then I have a ShareModel which have the Personand an ...
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### unusual relation, binary aspect

I have question very unusual for databases. I’m not a good English speaker, but good English reader :) so for explanation I’ll give you examples. Part1 In MySQL, I have two tables with relations ...
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### Determining Functional and Transitive dependencies from Relational Model (with no sample data)

I have a relational model which I've converted from an EER diagram... I've been asked to find the functional and transitive dependencies but how does one do that when there's no sample data to start ...
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### What is the term for a “wide”, non-normalized view/query?

A well-designed relational DB schema tends to have a relatively large count of relatively small, normalized tables — a cluster of snowflakes, I think, describes the situation. In order to ...
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### How to manage many-to-many relationships when there is also a hierarchy among the many?

I have these entities – employee, task, phase, project – and these relationships: project 1:m phase phase 1:m task employee m:m task, phase, project The first two relationships form a ...
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### sub and sub-sub item organization system [duplicate]

So I am looking to find the best database design for the following situation. I will refer to my entities as 'articles' as that would best/most-easily describe them. So the articles have already ...
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### How to keep updates (diffs) of some entity in the database

What is the best way to keep updates (diffs) of the some entity in the database? At StackOverflow we can edit questions and answers. And then we can look at any revision of the question or answer we ...
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### Translating duplicated data entries into Domain Relational Calculus

Given a following table named BOOKING, which contains three columns, guest_name, room_number and booking_date, how do I find the all the guest_name that have the same room_number and booking_date? I ...
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### Converting Entity Relation(ER) Model to Relational Schema?

I have the following ER Model I am trying to convert this to a relational database schema but I am not sure about several things: PORT_VISIT and PORT are weak entities. How do I figure on which ...
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### Is the use of my lookup table efficient?

I'm trying to find the best way to architect the relationship in the scenario that: A team can have multiple players, a player may also have multiple teams My first thought was to use a lookup ...
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### Data base design for handling website subscriptions

I have a website where at least 20 posts are posted in a day and each post contains more than 5 categories and each category has further tags. I wanted to build a subscription module that users can ...
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### Suitable schema to record email sent and response received and invoicing in DB

When a form submission is made on a website: An email with form's details is sent to a set of recipients email addresses stored in a DB. The email contains a link for the recipient to show interest. ...
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### Medical History - Is this DB properly design?

Could you please tell me if this DB is properly design? Are relationships type correct? Is there anything I should delete or add? Thanks you all very much!
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### Database schema design for individual configurations

I'm trying to design a database schema that allows me to store customer custom built products. As a simplified example: A user can buy a cupboard, draws, boxes, and dividers. A cupboard has 2 tiers. ...
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### Help with relational database design

I have a data model where each user profile belongs to a department. Each job is also available for a specific department. The department names are formatted like this: AAA-BBB-CCC-DDD-EEE, but of ...
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### If A and B are candidate keys, then AB is candidate key or not ?

If R{abc} is a relation, f{ a->b b->a a->c b->c }, then a and b are candidate keys. What about ab ? Is it a candidate key or is it a super key or both ?
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### MySQL Query Causing Massive Slowdown Over Time

I've been experiencing massive slowdown on my server after launching a new website. Using MONyog I can see that after an apache/mysql restart, the queries/second starts out nice and low for around 10 ...
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### Database systems with users and sub users accessing the data

I am making a database for school student maintenance. Below is the basic description. There are schools. One school has many staff (i.e: Principles,Teachers, Section Head, Office Staff etc) These ...
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### Designing a correct table structure

We are trying to save the Family History of a particular foreign job applicant. Below are the details we have to save. Familiy Member: Father|Mother|1st Brother| 2nd Brother| 1st Sister| etc etc ...
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### How to have a relation applied only to all entities related to another given entity?

Let's say I'm trying to design an online server for judging a bunch of submissions to several problems. Firstly, each problem has many subtasks (which must go to one problem alone). For each ...
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### What's the best database if i want save data temporally? [closed]

I want to create a datalog system so I need to store some int data temporally. What would be the best database (Relational, NO-SQL or some specific) for that purpose? And what would be the best way to ...
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### In terms of relational databases is a Relvar the equivalent to a Schema?

I've been reading up on relational databases and the term Relvar and schema keeps coming up. From my understanding: A relvar is a variable holding a relation. A schema is a logical definition of a ...
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### How to design a Many to Many relationship table?

I'm new to DB's, so I'm not really sure how to even formulate the question. Please feel free to edit the question itself. Anyways, let's describe! I should advise that I am using MS-ACCESS for this ...
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### Storing URLs in a database

I am thinking about storing URL's in my database, but I am not sure whether the way I use is an efficient way to do things or not. Table name : url url_id (Primary Key & Auto Increment) url_value ...
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### What are the different types of binary relationship types?

I'm new to databases and while studying questions on it, I've come across one that I can't find the answer to. Define the three different binary relationship types that are common in relational ...
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### How to insert values into a junction table?

I add values into my two tables using the code below, but I also have a junction table called book_main_cover and I want to add data into this table to make a connection between book_id and ...
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### Relation between tables [closed]

This question may be too easy to ask, but I can't understand how to do it. I am new in SQL. I have two tables. Table I book_id (AI & Primary Key) book_name book_year Table ...
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### Create relationship between two tables with composite primary key

I've created a table [t1] with two fields and a composite primary key, show in below: create table t1( id int, name nchar(10), primary key(id,name) ); I want to create a second table ...
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### SQL Query: Selecting a person who is a member of all existing groups

I'm tinkering around with my very first SQL queries and am completely baffled by a problem I encountered. Let's say I have the following database: PERSON(PID, Name) MEMBER(PID, GroupID) How would ...
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### MongoDB Manual References vs DBREF

I've been researching MongoDB and trying to see if it would be a fit for my company's product catalog. I came across database references: http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/reference/database-references/ ...
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### MongoDB/MySQL - auto increment vs object ID

I am in the process of evaluating MongoDB and writing some basic PHP applications around it. Typically in my PHP/MySQL applications, I would create an ID field and set it to auto-increment on each row ...
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### Help with preventing double bookings with variable lengths

I'm designing a sample database for a venue where members can create bookings for venues. I'm looking for a method to prevent double bookings (possibly by creating a button on a form that checks ...
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### Help writing the following query to relational algebra

Can someone help me in writing the following query to relational algebra, I am studying DBMS and I am stuck on this exercise. Query: SELECT a.name, d.name. d.grade FROM student a, enrolled i, class ...
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### Database Design for Paper Submission System

I am learner of Database design, I want to design a database for a journal paper submission system in which one paper can be submitted by one or more author. I have initially two tables Author and ...
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### How to insert values in junction table for many to many relationships?

I have three tables in database: trips(trip_id(pk), trip_name(unique), user_id(fk)) places(place_id(pk), place_name(unique)) trips_places_asc(trip_id(fk), place_id(fk)) Since many trips can ...