DBMS Basics - Interview Questions and Answers

  1. What is an Extension of entity type?
    The collections of entities of a particular entity type are grouped together into an entity set.
  2. What is Weak Entity set?
    An entity set may not have sufficient attributes to form a primary key, and its primary key compromises of its partial key and primary key of its parent entity, then it is said to be Weak Entity set.
  3. What is an attribute?
    It is a particular property, which describes the entity.
  4. What is a Relation Schema and a Relation?
    A relation Schema denoted by R(A1, A2, ..., An) is made up of the relation name R and the list of attributes Ai that it contains. A relation is defined as a set of tuples. Let r be the relation which contains set tuples (t1, t2, t3, ..., tn). Each tuple is an ordered list of n-values t=(v1,v2, ..., vn).
  5. What is degree of a Relation?
    It is the number of attribute of its relation schema.
  6. What is Relationship?
    It is an association among two or more entities.