GATE | GATE CS 2012 | Question 14

Given the basic ER and relational models, which of the following is INCORRECT?

(A) An attribute of an entity can have more than one value
(B) An attribute of an entity can be composite
(C) In a row of a relational table, an attribute can have more than one value
(D) In a row of a relational table, an attribute can have exactly one value or a NULL value


Answer: (C)

Explanation: The term ‘entity’ belongs to ER model and the term ‘relational table’ belongs to relational model.

A and B both are true. ER model supports both multivalued and composite attributes See this for more details.



(C) is false and (D) is true. In Relation model, an entry in relational table can can have exactly one value or a NULL.

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