31 terms

6.00 database software

STUDY
PLAY
ascending
sorting from smallest to largest . example a-z or 0-9.
connectors
words like OR and AND used in searching databases which indicate whether records satisfy one rule (OR) or if both rules must be satisfied (AND).
counter field
used in many databases to identify each record uniquely, like creating a unique invoice number in an invoice database. Also known as a Primary Key in some programs.
data
Information entered into the computer to be processed that consists of text, numbers, sounds, and images.
database
An electronic storage file for information
database report
allows one to organize, summarize, and print selected portions of a database.
data sheet view
database table that displays data in rows and columns.
data type (format)
the different types of data entered in a database, i.e., number, text, date/time, etc.
date and time field
used for storing dates and times in a specific format to allow you to do such things as age an account or time an event.
descending
largest to smallest, or latest to earliest
design view
displays the field names and what kind of values you can enter in each field. In this view you can define or modify the field formats and create field names and data types for a database.
editing
to make changes to the information in a database.
enter/entering
to type information into a field in a database.
entry
Information following the words in the memo heading. The tab key is used to align each entry.
field
A category of information in a database.
field name
a label at the top of a database column that describes the kind of information to be stored in the column.
file
A group of related records. also known as table in some programs
filter query search
a feature that displays records that meet one or more specific criteria. Form View - displaying one record at a time.
view
The way a file is displayed on-screen.
list view
displaying more than one record at a time.
logical field
can be one of two entries, basically YES or NO (or ON or OFF or TRUE or FALSE).
memo field
used for information that does not fit easily into a category such as notes or comments.
numeric field
used to store purely numeric information.
object field
used for other media types that might include a picture of an employee or product, a sound file, a clip-art image, or any other type of non-text entry.
operators
words or symbols such as less than (<), greater than (>), or equal to (=).
record
a complete set of field entries
record number
the number that identifies the sequence of a record in a database.
report
the display of records or parts of records that satisfy a particular search or sort
sorting
Arranging records in the sequence in which they are to be stored
text field
used to store alphanumeric information. You may also hear this type of field called a character field.
wild cards
the * symbol of asterisk is considered a wildcard character. If you don't know the spelling of a word or you want to search plurals or variations of a word, use the wildcard character.