Logical Data Modeling - Data Integrity

Data System Architecture


Data/Database integrity ensures that data entered into the database is:

Three basic types of integrity are:

  • Entity integrity, allowing no two rows to have the same identity within a table.
  • Domain integrity, restricting data to predefined data types, e.g.: dates.
  • Referential integrity, requiring the existence of a related row in another table, e.g. a customer for a given customer ID.


Integrity is enforce with the help of constraint

Any applicable integrity constraints and data validation rules must be satisfied before permitting a change to the database.

See also: Relational Data Modeling - (Integrity) (Constraints|action assertions)

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