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 ________ .
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Moxco tenten said: 5 years ago
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.
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.
Sanjay kumar said: 9 years ago
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: 8 years ago
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: 7 years ago
No one gives the exact reason why the database is self-description. Please, someone tells the answer. I too thought it was metadata compatibility.
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.
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