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Lecture Notes for ACIS 1504 - Intro to Bus Analytics & BI with Lacoste at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide
Professor:Lacoste
Class:ACIS 1504 - Intro to Bus Analytics & BI
Subject:Accounting & Information Systems
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Spring 2006
Keywords:
  • Limitations of Queries
  • Cross-Selling
  • Cross Selling
  • Table/entity
  • Forecasting Sales
  • Higher Quality
  • Sales Management
  • Database Model
  • Web Storefront
  • Collaboration System
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Data Exam Study Guide Includes Chapters 2, 5, 7, 8, 9 and Access Database Concepts 1. Define basic database vocabulary including: • Database-collection of tables associated with a general topic • Table/Entity-a collection of records for a single subject, such as all of the customer records • Record- a group of related fields, such as demographic information for one customer; row • Field/Attribute- the smallest piece of information in a database, i.e.customer name phone number or address; column • Value- contents of a cell • Primary Key-column used to uniquely identify each row, cannot be null or blank, can consist of two columns used together, must have only one • Foreign Key-used to connect two tables together, only redundant data, primary key in the other table, can have multiple foreign keys or none at all. • Metadata-data about data • Data Anomolies- bad redundant data 2. How do databases compare to spreadsheets? a. What are the limitations of spreadsheets that are overcome by a database...

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