Database - Introduction to Database - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Introduction to Database - General Questions (Q.No. 8)
Because it contains a description of its own structure, a database is considered to be ________ .
metadata compatible
an application program
Answer: Option
No answer description is available. Let's discuss.
14 comments Page 1 of 2.

Sheyan said:   1 decade ago
From the words " description of its own structure" its very obvious that it is self-describing.

Rahul said:   1 decade ago
What does it means metadata compatible?

Kuldeep said:   1 decade ago
Meta data means - data about data; which contains the information about the existing data.

Arshad husein said:   1 decade ago
Metadata means data about data i.e, it describes the properties or characteristics of other data.

Shad hasan said:   1 decade ago
Meta data is data about data means description of data. I didn't self describing terminology in DB.

Rafee said:   10 years ago
What is the difference between meta data database and self describing database?

Abhigyan said:   10 years ago
Why metadata compatible is not a valid answer ?

Ashish Sharma said:   9 years ago
I know meta data, means that data about data but its not cleared definition. Please anybody explain this definition with example.

Milan Gondaliya said:   9 years ago
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:   9 years ago
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.

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