5.1.14 The rental Table

The rental table contains one row for each rental of each inventory item with information about who rented what item, when it was rented, and when it was returned.

The rental table refers to the inventory, customer, and staff tables and is referred to by the payment table.

  • rental_id: A surrogate primary key that uniquely identifies the rental.

  • rental_date: The date and time that the item was rented.

  • inventory_id: The item being rented.

  • customer_id: The customer renting the item.

  • return_date: The date and time the item was returned.

  • staff_id: The staff member who processed the rental.

  • last_update: When the row was created or most recently updated.