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DATABASE EXERCISE 03


SCENARIO

You are working for a specialist record shop in the West End and have been asked to set up, on a computer, a file containing all extant recordings of the conductor, Guido Cantelli (1920-1956). This file, when filled with data, will provide a basis for answering customer queries and also, at a later stage, be incorporated into a stock-control system for the shop.

1. Power on your workstation and login.

2. Load a DATABASE program.

3. Design and enter a database file with five fields as follows:

1 COMPOSER

2 WORK

3 ORCHESTRA

4 RECYEAR

5 RECCATNO

4. Enter the following data for the first 20 records, making sure that each item of data is put next to the correct field-title.

NOTE: ALL PRINT OUTS MUT HAVE YOUR NAME AND DATE AS A HEADER OR FOOTER.

COMPOSER WORK ORCHESTRA RECYEAR RECCATNO
Beethoven Symphony no 5 Philharmonia 1956 ALP1472
Brahms Symphony no 1 Philharmonia 1953 ALP1152
Brahms Symphony no 3 Philharmonia 1955 BLP1083
Busoni Berceuse Elegaique OASC 1949 Unpubl
Casella Paganiniana OASC 1949 DB1134/5
Debussy St Sebastian Philharmonia 1954 ALP1228
Debussy L'Apres Midi Philharmonia 1954 ALP1207
Debussy La Mer Philharmonia 1954 ALP1228
Debussy Nuages & Fetes Philharmonia 1955 BLP1089
Dukas L'Apprenti Sorcier Philharmonia 1954 XLP30092
Falla El Sombrero Philharmonia 1954 ALP1207
Franck Symphony in D minor NBCSO 1954 ALP1219
Haydn Symphony no 93 NBCSO 1949 DB21014/6
Hindemith Matches der Maler NBCSO 1950 DB21531/3
Mendelssohn Symphony no 4 Philharmonia 1955 ALP1325
Mozart A Musical Joke Philharmonia 1955 ALP1461
Mozart Symphony no 29 Philharmonia 1956 ALP1461
Mussorgsky Exhibition Pictures NBCSO 1951 BLP1085
Ravel Pavane Philharmonia 1952 DB21553
Debussy Daphnis et Chloe Philharmonia 1955/6 BLP1089

5. View the records you have entered into your file to ensure that they are accurately entered and correct them where necessary. (Verification)

6. Display the details of all works performed by the Philharmonia in alphabetical order by composer.

7. Add a new record as follows:

Rossini

Le Siege de Corinthe

OASC

1949

DB11324

8. Sort the file in year order, search the file for all recordings made with the Philharmonia and print just the year of recording and the work recorded.

9. Exit from your DATABASE.