Chapter 4 Assignments

Chapter 4 Assignments - Chapter 4 Assignments Q2 Using your...

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Chapter 4 Assignments Q2. Using your own words, when should you use a spreadsheet to keep track of things? When should you use a database to keep track of things? - The purpose of a spreadsheet is to keep track of things that involve only one concept, in other words, things that are simple and will not require a large use of different relationships between the types of data involved. o Example: If I were to keep track of my grades every semester, I will only need to use a spreadsheet. - The purpose of a database is to keep track of things that involve multiple concepts, which means that the data will be revolving around a main theme and will take up a lot more capacity. o Example: If I were to keep track of my term grades, office visits and emails with coop advisors, professors and team meetings every semester, I will need to use a database. Q3. Identify the components of a database. 1. Tables or Files: Tables are made up of a set of records. Each record is made up of the identical fields. Each record is made up of the identical fields. The fields are made up of characters, which can be pictures, numbers, dates, or any sort of data.
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2008 for the course MIS 301 taught by Professor Zack during the Summer '08 term at Northeastern.

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