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Unformatted text preview: Codd’s 12 Rule
Doshi Maulik B.
Zanzaria Gaurav O.
Korvadia Ankur V.
Enti Sandeep Reddy
Akhil Prasad Pitta Codd’s Vision
Codd’s Dr. E. F. Codd
Born 1932, UK.
Died April 18, 2003.
BA/MA (Maths) Oxford University
PhD University of Michigan. It provides a means of
describing data with its
natural structure only i.e.
without superimposing any
additional structure for
purpose. Accordingly, it provides a
basis for a high level data
language which will yield
between programs on one
hand and machine
representation on the other.
representation Overview of Codd’s Rules
Overview Rule 0 : Foundation Rule – Each RDBMS has to manage all the databases entirely
through its relational capabilities.
through Rule 1 : Information Rule – Everything within the database exists in tables and is
accessed via table access routines. Rule 2 : Guaranteed Access Rule – To access any data-item you specify which column
within which table it exists.
within Rule 3 : Systematic treatment of null values. – If data does not exist or does not apply then a value of
NULL is applied by RDBMS.
NULL Overview of Codd’s Rules
Overview Rule 4 : Dynamic online catalog based on the relational model.
– The Data Dictionary is held within the RDBMS, thus there is
no-need for off-line volumes to tell you the structure of the
database. Rule 5 : Comprehensive data sublanguage Rule. – Every RDBMS should provide a language to allow the user to
query the contents of the RDBMS and also manipulate the
contents of the RDBMS.
contents Rule 6 : View updating Rule – Not only can the user modify data, but so can the RDBMS
when the user is not logged-in.
when Rule 7 : Highlevel insert, update and delete. – The user should be able to modify several tables by
modifying the view to which they act as base tables.
modifying Overview of Codd’s Rules
Overview Rule 8 : Physical data independence. – The user should not be aware of where or upon which media
data-files are stored.
data-files Rule 9 : Logical data independence. – User programs and the user should not be aware of any
changes to the structure of the tables.
changes Rule 10 : Integrity independence. – If a column only accepts certain values, then it is the RDBMS
which enforces these constraints and not the user program.
which Rule 11 : Distribution independence. – The RDBMS may spread across more than one system and
across several networks, however to the end-user the tables
should appear no different to those that are local.
should Codd’s 12 Rule: Non Subversion
th “If a relational system has a low-level
(single-record-at-a-time) language, that low
level cannot be used to subvert or bypass
the integrity Rules and constraints
expressed in the higher level relational
Example Low Level accesses
– Back up.
– Load Utility. Prevents from bypassing
– Constraints and
– Locks. Summary
Summary It prevents other path into the database that
might subvert the relational structure and
integrity. The RDBMS should prevent users from
accessing the data without going through
the data-read functions.
the Condition for RDBMS
Condition Any RDBMS Product has to satisfy at least
six of twelve rules of Codd to be accepted
as a full fledged RDBMS.
as Deficiency in Codd’s Rules
Deficiency Not all the Rules are getting followed by any
Example: Oracle 9i follows 11.5 Rules.
Example: Modeling of present day’s RDBMS is not
only limited to Codd’s 12 Rules because
RDBMS is not only for Data Storage.
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This note was uploaded on 07/15/2011 for the course ECO 2023 taught by Professor Mr.raza during the Summer '10 term at FAU.
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