Assignment: Data Management
The problems are based on the Baxter Aviation case scenario.
problem 1: The systems analyst proposes the following two relationships between the Flight and Pilot entities: What problem do you need to answer to decide which of the relationships is correct?
problem 2: A part of the initial ER diagram for the Baxter Aviation database appears as follows:
a) State in words the meaning of this relationship.
b) Why can't this relationship be represented directly in a relational database?
c) Redraw the diagram so that it is compatible with the design of a relational database.
problem 3: Assume that you have been presented with the following relation for the Baxter Aviation database: Charters (Pilot#, Pilot name, Aircraft ID#, #seats, Village, Flight#, Flight date, Flight time, Customer#, Customer name)
a) How many entities are represented by this relation?
b) What is the primary key of this relation?
c) Give a specific ex of one insertion anomaly present in this relation.
d) Give a specific ex of one deletion anomaly present in this relation.
e) Is this relation in first, second, or third normal form? Why?
problem 4: A portion of the Baxter Aviation database is as follows: Aircraft (Aircraft ID #, Make, Model, #seats, total airtime, hours on engine) Village (Village name, Type of runway) Flight (Flight time, Flight date, Aircraft ID#, Flight#, Customer #) Destinations (Flight#, Village name) Customers (Customer name, House number, Phone, Customer #)
a) Identify the primary key for each relation.
b) Identify all foreign keys and the primary keys they reference.
c) List all the constraints that must be verified whenever a row is inserted into the Flight relation. (In other words, what are the specific integrity checks that must be made?) In your list, indicate exactly which attributes are being checked and the specific test(s) being performed on each.