Below is a glossary trivia quiz on databases and information systems! The emergence of information systems makes it easy to process different types of data where as a database makes sure that data is arranged in a certain way that the user can easily access it and at the same time make changes to it. By taking this quiz you will review your understanding on the basics surrounding databases as a whole.
Questions and Answers
A field that contains data that is unique to each record.
Created by linking together data from different tables.
A diagram that shows how tables and their data fields are linked.
Data that describes other data.
An instruction to locate certain records in a database.
An operator that allows two or more queries to be combined.
The process of placing data records into a set order based on the contents of one or more fields.
The standard language used to manipulate data in databases.
The process of protecting data stored in a database from unauthorized use.
The process of analyzing enormous quantities of data to find hidden patterns.
Checking for data entry errors such as spelling mistakes or keying errors.
Operators that include greater than, not equal to, begin with and contain.
A method of storing data to safeguard against theft and destruction.
A database that is stored on many computers on the network.
A tool used to give an exact description of every field in a database.
Database file where each record must be accessed in series from first to last.
An example of a manual method of organising data.
Smallest unit of data entered into a field.
An attribute is the primary key of another table.
The specific category or group of objects within a database.
The reliability or accuracy of data in a database.
Set of rules that aim to eliminate redundancy of data in a database.
Special characters placed in the search string to match a variable number of unknown characters.