An organized collection of information that may or may not be stored in a computer.
|Table||The underlying structure of a relational database characterized by rows and columns.|
|Record||A part of a database that holds data about a particular individual or item.|
|Field||A part of a database that hold an individual piece of data.|
|Data Type||Settings applied to a database field, which allow the field to store only information of a specific type and/or format.|
|GIGO||Garbage in - Garbage out. A phrase tgat stresses the importance of inputting accurate data in a database.|
|Database Management System (DBMS)||A software program used to manage the storage, organization, processing, aand retrieval of data in a database.|
|Flate File DataBase||A database that can work with only one file at a time.|
|Sort||To arrange data in a specific order.|
|Relational DataBase||A database in which shared key fields link data among tables.|
|Key Field||An element that links tables in a relational database.|
|Object Oriented DataBase||A database that stores objects, such as sound, video, text, and graphics.|
|Information Overload||The result of a computer user being overwhelmed by the amount of information generated by his or her computer.|
|Browse||To find information in a database by looking at records one at a time.|
|Ascending Order||The sorting of data by increasing value.|
|Descending Order||The sorting of data by decreasing value.|
|Report||An ordered list of selected database records and fields in a easy to read format.|
|Report Template||A pattern that controls how data will be displayed in a database report.|
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