The System Catalog

  • Elvis C. Foster
  • Shripad Godbole


Every reputable DBMS contains a system catalog (also called the data dictionary) of some form. This has been mentioned several times earlier in the course. This chapter discusses this very important component of the database system. The chapter proceeds under the following subtopics.


Database System Current User Select Statement Database Object Database Table 
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© Elvis C. Foster and Shripad Godbole 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elvis C. Foster
    • 1
  • Shripad Godbole
    • 2
  1. 1.Associate Professor of Computer ScienceKeene State CollegeNew HampshireUSA
  2. 2.Senior Manager of Database AdministrationMerkle Inc.MarlboroughUSA

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