– Database Systems –

A is a structure definition (a set of column definitions) along with the data appearing in that structure. The structure definition is the heading and the data appearing in it is the body, a set of rows.

  • Give a definitiion for a relation – as originally described by E.F. Codd (1970).  Also provide a definition of a table as used in relational database systems.
  • Discuss the difference(s) between a relation and a table. Give an example in a database structure where a table exists, but NOT a relation.
  • Discuss how (or what) the minor interpretation of the definition of a relation and a table might impact effective relational database designs.

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