An organized collection of information that may or may not be stored in a computer.
The underlying structure of a relational database characterized by rows and columns.
A part of a database that holds data about a particular individual or item.
A part of a database that hold an individual piece of data.
Settings applied to a database field, which allow the field to store only information of a specific type and/or format.
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.
To arrange data in a specific order.
A database in which shared key fields link data among tables.
An element that links tables in a relational database.
Object Oriented DataBase
A database that stores objects, such as sound, video, text, and graphics.
The result of a computer user being overwhelmed by the amount of information generated by his or her computer.
To find information in a database by looking at records one at a time.
The sorting of data by increasing value.
The sorting of data by decreasing value.
An ordered list of selected database records and fields in a easy to read format.
A pattern that controls how data will be displayed in a database report.