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BTC AU is the second largest Bitcoin exchange company in Australia. While it focused on keeping up with its core business in a new and emerging environment BTC AU paid scant attention to managing the rest of its rapidly expanding business operations. Integration of its business processes with IT became one of the priorities of BTC AU.
The current approach to its backroom data handling management has been ad hoc and piecemeal. There was no overall map, plan, or model guided approach to the evolution of its systems. Records of past business performance have been hard to elicit from the traditional file processing systems leaving the company with an inability to gain insights to drive business planning forward.
The CIO of the company Sam Nakamoto wants to look at a database approach to integrating the various applications currently running within the organization with the hope of ultimately using the data to support decision making and developing new insights for management in
order to gain competitive advantage.
As a business consultant to BTC AU, you are asked to develop a short brief to management, in the form of an essay (around 1000 words), highlighting the following:
1. The existing and potential problems with the current data processing approach.
2. The need for a database approach to satisfy their organizational and decision making demands of the company.
3. A suggested database developmental approach
4. The primary activities associated with database design process.
For each question, marks will be awarded for the SQL and for the correct output.
The following E-R diagram represents a Car Hire database.
Write SQL queries to solve the following specifications. Include the query AND THE OUTPUT. A screen dump of the output is acceptable. Show as many rows as you can.
A screen dump is usually done via the ALT + PRNT SCRN command sequence. While the output helps to understand your solution, you should not be analysing the output of the query in detail. As long as you are confident that your query corresponds to the question completely, your output may not be significant. You can have an output that says NO ROWS FOUND and it could be a perfectly valid output as long as your query fulfils the requirement.
1. Display structure of the i_model table. Display all the information stored in the i_model table belonging to car group ‘A4'. (3 marks)
2. Display the car registration, current mileage (miles_to_date column) and purchase date (date_bought column) for all cars. Order by current mileage in descending order.
3. Display all the cars registration, miles to date and status for all the cars that have not had a service but are available for hire. Order the list in ascending order of miles to date.
4. Display the booking number, date rent started, period of rental and the expected end date of each rental (i.e. date_rent_start + rental_period) and sort the output by the expected end date in descending order. Label the expected end date of each rental as:
‘EXPECTED END DATE'.
5. Display full details for all the bookings where the distance travelled during that booking (i.e. miles_in - miles_out) is less than 1000 miles.
6. Display rental period, booking number, name of the person who took the reservation, the date that the rental period starts and where Paid is set to ‘N' for all the bookings where the car has not been returned. List the result by the rental period for the booking in descending order.
7. Display full details for any car that: (a) costs more than $100,000.00 or the name of the car model starts with the letter ‘L' and (b) belongs to group ‘A4‘ and has a registration whose second digit is 9.
8. Display full details for all car groups belonging to ‘A1', ‘A2', ‘B1' or ‘B2' AND the rate per mile is either 110 or 120. Find a way of optimising your code so that the complete SQL statement has only ONE logical operator (AND, OR, NOT).
9. Display full details for all cars that have not been serviced before and have a current mileage of greater than 900.
10. Display full details for any car that: (a) costs less than $50,000.00 or the name of the car model starts with the letter ‘D' and (b) belongs to group ‘B2‘ and is currently available. (You should have a single query that completely fulfils all of the above conditions).
11. Display the name, town and usual payment method of all customers. Order by payment method ascending within town descending. Your query must NOT use the WHERE clause.
12. Display the booking number, registration and the name of the customer who made the booking. You may need to use traditional join between i_booking and i_customer tables to display all the required columns.
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