Database - Introduction to Database - Discussion

Discussion :: Introduction to Database - General Questions (Q.No.8)


Because it contains a description of its own structure, a database is considered to be ________ .

[A]. described
[B]. metadata compatible
[C]. self-describing
[D]. an application program

Answer: Option C


No answer description available for this question.

Sheyan said: (Nov 17, 2011)  
From the words " description of its own structure" its very obvious that it is self-describing.

Rahul said: (Jan 17, 2012)  
What does it means metadata compatible?

Kuldeep said: (Jan 21, 2012)  
Meta data means - data about data; which contains the information about the existing data.

Arshad Husein said: (Jan 23, 2012)  
Metadata means data about data i.e, it describes the properties or characteristics of other data.

Shad Hasan said: (Sep 8, 2013)  
Meta data is data about data means description of data. I didn't self describing terminology in DB.

Rafee said: (Nov 14, 2013)  
What is the difference between meta data database and self describing database?

Abhigyan said: (Jan 9, 2014)  
Why metadata compatible is not a valid answer ?

Ashish Sharma said: (May 26, 2014)  
I know meta data, means that data about data but its not cleared definition. Please anybody explain this definition with example.

Milan Gondaliya said: (Jun 9, 2014)  
Metadata management is a key component to the success of DW/BI initiatives; however, many information management professionals struggle to evolve their metadata management practices to an enterprise discipline.

Kiran said: (Aug 25, 2014)  
I couldn't get why metadata is not the answer. As metadata means 'data about the data' and the question asks for self description so I think metadata should be the answer. If not then tell me the reason.

Sanjay Kumar said: (Nov 9, 2014)  
Metadata means describing properties of other data i.e. a specific data not the structure of whole database whereas self-describing means describing its own structure not the specific data.

Santosh Pakhare said: (Aug 9, 2015)  
Example of metadata: A web page may include metadata specifying what language it is written in, what tools were used to create it, and where to go for more on the subject, allowing browsers to automatically improve the experience of users.

Bhavya said: (Dec 4, 2016)  
No one gives the exact reason why the database is self-description. Please, someone tells the answer. I too thought it was metadata compatibility.

Moxco Tenten said: (Oct 4, 2018)  
Self-describing of the database means it fully describe and illustrate its structure and whole content while metadata is the main attribute (uniquely identifiable) describing other attributes of the data not DB.

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