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Chapter 11, Problem 1P
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SELECT EMP_LNAME, EMP_FNAME, EMP_AREACODE, EMP_SEX
FROM EMPLOYEE
WHERE EMP_SEX = 'F' AND EMP_AREACODE = '615'
ORDER BY EMP_LNAME, EMP_FNAME;

What is the likely data sparsity of the EMP_SEX column?

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Data sparsity:

  • The number of unique values a column could contain is referred as data sparsity.
  • Data sparsity can be classified into two types and they are:
    • Low sparsity:
      • When a column contains minimum number of unique values is called as low sparsity.
      • Consider the column named gender; gender can contain only two different values namely ‘male’ and ‘female’ and this is considered to be a low sparsity.
    • High sparsity:
      • When a column contains maximum number of unique values is called as low sparsity.
      • Consider the column named Birthdate; Birthdate can contain multiple different values and this is considered to be a high sparsity.
  • The appropriate use of index can be determined by knowing the sparsity.

Explanation of Solution

Data sparsity of the column “EMP_SEX”:

  • The data sparsity for the column “EMP_SEX” could contain is “low sparsity” because the column can ...

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