CSCI 585 Database Systems Homework Assignment 4

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During$ assignment$ 1,$ you$ came$ up$ with$ an$ EER$ for$ the$ MandysList system.$ Inspired by$
MandysList,$in$this$assignment$you$will$create$a$database$and$populate$it$with$the$data$in$the$
attached$ excel$ file.$ Please$ note$ that$ the$ database$ you$ create$ would$ NOT$ reflect$ a$ complete$
schema$for$assignment$1,$nor$would$it$follow$all$the$rules described$in$assignment$1.$The$excel$
file$ has$ tabs$ in$ the$ bottom.$ Each$ tab$ guides$ you$ to a$ table$ that$ you$ should$ create$ in$ your$
database. You$ will$ be$ creating$ your$ database$ as$ well$ as$ the$ queries$ in sqLite” which” is” a”
lightweight” tiny” database. We$ suggest$ you$ use$ sqlitebrowser.$ It$ can$ be$ installed$ on$ Mac,$
windows$and$Linux.$(20$points).
Queries’on’the’database'(80 points)’
Write$ the$ following$ queries and$ run$ them$ on$ your$ database$ developed above.$ Each$ query$ is$
worth$10 points.
Note:$When$asked$to$return$an$entity,$e.g. ‘user’, unless$explicitly$asked$to$return$a$specific$field$
of$ the$entity,$e.g.$ the$name$of$ the$user, it$is$ fine$ to$return$only$the$Primary$Key,$e.g.$user_id,
and$returning$all$the$fields$is$not$mandatory.
1. We$want$to$draw$a$histogram$of$yearVofVbirth$for$users$that$were$born$in$or$after$1970.$
Write$a$query$that$shows$years$starting$1970$and$the$number$of$users$born$in$that$year.$
You$may$skip$a$year$for$which$there$is$no$user$born$in$that$year (optional).
2. Given$that$there$are$24$hours$in$a$day,$what$is$the$hour$that has$the$highest$number$of$
ads$created.
3. How$many$ads$were$posted$to$category$‘250’$after$user$‘lhartj’$logged$out?
4. What$city$has$the$largest$number$of$regions?
5. What$is$the$name$of$the$user$whose$ad$has$been$liked$the$most?
6. Mandy’sList$popularity:$What$is$the$region$where$the$largest$number$of$ads$have$been$
posted$in?
7. Frequent$ posters:$ list$ top$ three$ users$ who$ have$ posted$ the$ largest$ number$ of$ times$
during$2015.
8. What$is$the$title$and$price$of$the$most$recent ad$created$by$user$‘bnguyen50’
Submission’Guidelines’
1.$$$Your$$$submission$should$$$include$one$$$createdb.sql$$$file, and$one$queries.sql$file$including$
all$queries.$Please$make$sure$to$write$your$name$and$student$ID$as$a$comment$line$in$both$files.
Queries$in$queries.sql$may$be$delimited$in$any$desired$way$as$long$as$they$are$identifiable.$E.g.$
you$can$identify$the$first$query$as:
//$Q1:
SELECT$*$FROM$….
2.$$$createdb.sql$$$$$$file$$$should$$$$$create$ the required$ tables, generate$$primary$and$ foreign
keys,$etc.,$$and$$populate$$all$data$$provided.
Notes:
• It$is$required$to$identify$primary$and$foreign$keys$in$your$schema.
• Using$‘Views’$is$optional towards$completing$the$assignment.
• Each$tab$in$the$dataset.xlsx$file$represents$a$table.$Please$feel$free$to$convert$the$excel$
file$into$a$csv$file$and$copy/paste$the$contents$to$your$createdb$script.
• Q:$Would$it$be$acceptable$if$I$convert$my$assignment$ 1$EER$diagram$into$a$database?$
No.$Delivering$a$different$schema$that$includes$different$table/column$names$or$data,$or$
even$a$more$comprehensive$version$that$might$look$like$assignment$1$is$NOT$accepted.$
Also,$introducing$extra$tables$is$NOT allowed.
• Q:$Can$I$introduce$temporary$tables$and delete$them$in$the$end?$No.
• Mac$ users$ only:$ Please$ use$ either$ ‘Numbers’$ or$ ‘Microsoft$ excel$ 2011’$ to$ open$ the$
datasheet. Mac$users$that$use$Microsoft$excel$2008$might$get$some$date$columns$with$
wrong$values.
• In$case$the$date$format$in$the$data$set$does$not$match$the$date$format$in$your$
database,$e.g.$one$is$YYYYVMMVDD$and$the$other$is$MMVDDVYYYY,$you$may$use$either$
one$but$need$to$be$consistent$across$all$your$queries.$Alternatively,$feel$free$to$modify$
the$date$formats$in$excel$file$to$match$your$needs. Our$goal$in$this$assignment$is$to$
make$sure$your$queries$work$properly.
• Can$a$foreign$key$be$composite?$Yes,$when$it$is$pointing$to$a$composite$primary$key.
• In$queries$that$ask$for$‘highest’,$‘maximum’,$etc.$in$case$of$a$tie,$you$should$return$all$
tuples$that$satisfy$the$condition.