Introduction to Databases

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General information


  • The results of the written test taken on June 28th, 2021 are available



    • The results of the exam taken on June 28th, 2021 are available  HERE.
      • Students whose final grade is >=18 who do not wish to register their score should write an email with the subject “Introduction to Databases: Rejection” to  Tania Cerquitelli by tomorrow (Saturday, July 10th, 2021).

Weekly timetable

Type Day of the week Time Classroom
Lecture Monday 11:30-13:00 Virtual Classroom
Lecture Tuesday 14:30-17:30 Virtual Classroom
Lecture Wednesday 14:30-16:00 Virtual Classroom / In person
Lab Tuesday 17:30-19:00 Virtual Classroom
Lab Thursday 08:30-10:00 Virtual Classroom




Written tests



The laboratory practices will begin on Tuesday, March 30.

 Group of Students  Day of the week  Time  Classroom
 TEAM A: Even Student ID 
 Tuesday  17:30-19:00  Virtual Classroom
 TEAM B: Odd Student ID
 Thursday  08:30-10:00  Virtual Classroom

Only for the first week, the Lab Practice for TEAM B will happen on Tuesday, March 30 from 16:00 to 17:30. There isn’t any change to the schedule for TEAM A.








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 #4 note: The delivery of the realized code must be done via upload on the portal as for the files of the previous homeworks. In this case, however, each student will have to upload a single .zip file containing the developed code.The archive should follow the same naming convention given above. The archive must contain:
    • all .php and .html files created for the application
    • a file named create_and_populate_database.sql (content described in the homework text)
    • a file named interrogation_and_transaction.sql (content described in the homework text)

Homework texts

  • [Homework #1] — to be delivered by April 12th, 2021 (UTC/GMT+1)
  • [Homework #2] — to be delivered by May 3rd, 2021 (UTC/GMT+1)
  • [Homework #3] — to be delivered by June 10th, 2021 (UTC/GMT+1) — [Solution]
  • [Homework #4] — to be delivered by June 6th, 2021 (UTC/GMT+1) – Deadline extended to June 7th, 2021 (UTC/GMT+1)


Homework results