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Unformatted text preview: Correct " Solution* Correct Response* Section C :` The first step in designing a relational database is to define its fields by specifying a field name and a data type . Integer , date , and real data types are used for fields containing data that might be mathematically manipulated . The text @ data type is used for fixed -length fields containing text that is not intended to be* mathematically manipulated . The| memo* \data type is a variable - length field for entering text . The logical\ \data type is used to store true / false and yes / no data . The| hyperlink \data type can be used to store URLS . The BLOB\ data type is used to store binary data , such as MP 3 files and graphics . When* designing fields , a database designer can also include field formats , field\ validation\ \rules , and lookup routines to reduce data entry errors . The number of tables in a database can be determined by a process called\ normalization\, which helps a database designer group fields into record types and avoid data redundancy . A database designer must also consider how to sort or index records . The\ sort* _\key for a table specifies the order in which records are stored and indicates where new records are inserted in a table . Indexing provides an alternative way to organize records , using a series of key's and pointers to temporarily arrange data without affecting the physical sequence of records specified by the sort order .\...
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