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Database Basics and the ADM

Become familiar with databases, related terminology and how the GIM Suite stores data.

Who should attend?

New GIM Suite users.

Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the features of a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS). 

  • Discuss the concept of an RDBMS.
  • Explain client/server relationship in the context of RDBMS.
  • Identify the main database software companies.


2. Describe the fundamental components of the CorpAssay ADM. 

  • Recognise the relationship between tables, records and fields.
  • Define primary keys, foreign keys, required, fixed and virtual fields.
  • Explain indexes.
  • Explain the different relationships within the CorpAssay ADM, including parent/child relationships and referential integrity.
  • Explain check constraints.
  • Recognise how cascade updates and deletes support referential integrity.
  • Identify and discuss the data types used within the CorpAssay ADM.
  • Define NULL and discuss its significance.
  • Identify and discuss the main areas within the CorpAssay ADM.
  • Summarise the four major table types and the relationships between them.
  • Explain the purpose of compound definitions.
  • Explain the purpose of stored procedures (SPs) and functions, and the role each plays.
  • Explain the purpose of each table in the CorpAssay ADM.
  • Discuss the role of triggers.
  • Explain the rationale for a meta system.


3. Explain how the CorpAssay ADM is designed to support different workflows. 

  • Explain the concept of workflow.
  • Explain Data Load Order (DLO) and how it assists with workflow management.
  • Recognise the significance of the DLO value ”0”.
  • Discuss other ADMs offered by acQuire and how they fit into the core CorpAssay ADM.


4. Demonstrate the ability to maintain a database using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and create an ODBC connection. 

  • Connect to a database.
  • Backup and restore a database.
  • Copy a database.
  • Shrink a database.
  • Distinguish between case-sensitive and case-insensitive databases and discuss the implications of using each.
  • Explain the purpose of user accounts.
  • Explain the purpose of database roles with a specific emphasis on ACQ_USER and ACQ_ADMIN.
  • Create an ODBC connection for client access.


You can participate in this unit at one of these upcoming courses:
11 - 12 Oct 2022
Database Basics and the ADM
07 - 08 Nov 2022
Database Basics and the ADM
South Africa
2 days
Virtual Classroom
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