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A search key containing more than one attribute is referred to as a _________ search key.

(a) Simple

(b) Composite

(c) Compound

(d) Secondary

The question was asked in an internship interview.

My query is from Ordered Indices in portion Indexing and Hashing of Database Management

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Right option is (b) Composite

Easiest explanation - The structure of the index is the same as that of any other index, the only difference being that the search key is not a single attribute, but rather is a list of attributes.

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