Databases ideal answers

some cards featuring some exams questions on Databases and give you what an ideal answer should contain.

im going to put the answer to each question on the card following it so you'll have a chance to answer it and then quickly check if oyu have included everything that is needed :)

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You work at the local tourist information centre. The following information needs to be stored on the businesses computer so that the company has a record of all local hotels in case customers want to make a booking.

Table:

Hotel Name

Location

En-suite

Facilities

Bath

Distance to shops

Closest walk

Double Room

Bay Side Hotel

Cartmel

Yes

TV, CD

Yes

6

Saddlesride

£100.00

Cannylodge

Cartmel

No

None

No

4

High Ridge

£40.00

HollyRidge

Kendal

No

None

No

8

Overside

£55.00

Hotel de Vere

Grassmere

Yes

TV, CD

Yes

1

Foxtrot

£130.00

Inn on the Lake

Grassmere

Yes

TV

No

1

Foxtrot

£80.00

Sharrow Bay

Ullswater

Yes

CD

Yes

1

High Ridge

£185.00

The Gallows

Grange

Yes

None

No

2.5

Sands

£65.00

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1. Question

Q1. You have just recruited an administrative Assistant to input the information into the computer. This information could be input into a spreadsheet or a database. The assistant has not used either of these packages before. Write a memo to the assistant (Jill) comparing the two packages and then advise her on which to use (6 marks)

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1. Answer

+ Searches could be done using both packages – but more complex searches in DB as you can search for two criteria in the same query

+ But using the db would enable you to save each search – e.g. all hotels with Ensuite - to use again with other customers – whereas in sp the search would have to be set up each time

+ Customised reports could be used in DB- which could be printed and sent to customers

+ Spreadsheet better for calculations

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2. Question

Q2. Identify and explain the data type used for each field in the database (8 marks)

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2. Answer

Name – TEXT – Because it contains only letters

Location - TEXT – Because it contains only letters

Ensuite – yes/no – only two answers

Facilities - TEXT – Because it contains only letters

Bath - yes/no – only two answers

Distance to shops - because it contains numbers and allows accurate sorting

Closest walk - TEXT – Because it contains only letters

Double room – because it contains numbers and allows accurate sorting

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