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CGS2541 Project 4 Answer Form Name Pooja Pala Section # 2541-06013 1. What is an entity supertype, and why is it used? An entity supertype is a generic entity type that is related to one or more entity subtypes, where the entity supertype contains the common characteristics and the entity subtypes contain the unique characteristics of each entity subtype. The reason for using supertypes is to minimize the number of nulls and to minimize the likelihood of redundant relationships. 2. What kinds of data would you store in an entity subtype? An entity subtype is a more specific entity type that is related to an entity supertype, where the entity supertype contains the common characteristics and the entity subtypes contain the unique characteristics of each entity subtype. The entity subtype will store the data that is specific to the entity; that is, attributes that are unique the subtype. 3. What primary key characteristics are considered desirable?
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