Introduction to Databases

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General information


  • The text of Homework no.2 is available. The deadline to submit it is May 11th, 2018
  • The Today’s lecture, April 11th from 11:30a.m. to 2:30p.m. in Room 1T has been cancelled
  • The second lab practice will be held on April 17th from 2:30pm to 5:30 pm
  • The text of Homework no.1 is available. The deadline to submit it is April 9th, 2018
  • The first LAB practice will be on Tuesday, 27th March, at 2:30p.m. in the LabInf Laboratory (map)
    • Please make sure you have an account on the Labinf PCs before the lab practice (it is *not* the account you use to log in to the PCs in the other LAIB labs). You can register an account at Labinf every day from 2pm to 3pm (check the Labinf  website  for further details)
  • New material added in  Web programming – PHP and DB practice
  • The 4th lab is available in section Practices


Weekly timetable

Type Day of the week Time Classroom
Lecture Tuesday 11:30-14:30 2D
Lecture Wednesday 11:30-14:30 1T
Lab Tuesday 14:30-16:00 LabInf
Lab Tuesday 16:00-17:30 LabInf



Written tests

  • 2014 -07 -17
  • 2014 – 07 – 03 
  • 2014 01 23
  • 2013 – 05 – 24 
  • Theory questions: Text
  • Practices


    Group of Students Day of the week Time Classroom
    TEAM A: ABBAS – JING Tuesday 14:30-16:00 LabInf
    TEAM B: JITARU – ZHOU Tuesday 16:00-17:30 LabInf
    • Practice #4 (Web application in PHP to query data from a MySQL database)



    To obtain the points associated with the home assignments, students must observe the following terms:

    • Complete all the points of the exercises in the homework text.
    • Prepare a file in PDF, DOC or ODT format with the solution of the homework.
    • Name the file as HomeworkN_Surname_Name_StudentId.XXX, where
      • StudentId, Surname and Name should be replaced with student information
      • the N character following Homework should be replaced with the number of the submitted homework (e.g., ‘1’ for homework no. 1)
      • the filename extension XXX depends on the file type chosen for the submission (PDF, DOC or ODT).
      • the DOCX format is not supported.
      • Since uploaded files are automatically processed, naming the file with a wrong name implies the cancellation of the related homework submission.
    • Load the file on the didactic portal (Portale della didattica) in the section Work Submission (Elaborati) before the deadline.
      • Multiple loadings for the same student and/or for the same homework are not allowed.
      • The upload date shown on the didactic portal is considered for the evaluation.
      • Since uploaded files are automatically processed, the upload after the deadline implies the cancellation of the related homework submission.
    • During the upload procedure a description (“Descrizione”) field is required. Insert the same name given to the uploaded file (according to the rules described above).
    • Only for students with no access to the course page on the didactic portal, the homework may be submitted before the deadline by sending an email to the assistant lecturer.
    • Discuss the homework with a positive evaluation on the fixed date (announcement will be published).

    Homework texts

    • [Homework #1] — to be delivered by April 9th, 2018 (UTC/GMT+1)
    • [Homework #2] — to be delivered by May 11th, 2018 (UTC/GMT+1)