Storing Hierarchical Data in a Database


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What rough shape does a hierarchical database take?

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1. How many parent tables can a child record or table have?

2. How many child records or tables can a parent table have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How is hierarchical data in a database stored? You can test your knowledge of these storage methods and characteristics of hierarchical data by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be assessed over your knowledge of:

  • The number of child records that a parent table can have
  • Number of parent tables that a child record can have
  • Shape of a hierarchical database
  • A logical use for a hierarchical database
  • What's at the top of this type of database

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on storage of hierarchical data
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the number of parent tables that a child record can have
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about traits of a hierarchical database

Additional Learning

To learn more, use the lesson named Storing Hierarchical Data in a Database. Using this lesson, you can review more about:

  • How a parent and child table differ
  • The cons of a hierarchical database
  • Why hierarchical databases might be useful