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Database key terms
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An organised collection of data which can be accessed in many different ways
Flat File Database
A database that consists of a single table.
A database that consists of more than one table and contains links that allow data to be accessed in many different ways and by a variety of programs
A key that acts as a unique identifier for a record in a table. Other fields depend on it
A key that is a field in one table which is also the primary key of another. It is used to establish relationships and links
Hierarchy of passwords
Limits users to various parts of the program by providing different user access levels
Determines what a person can do with the data they can access depending on their status e.g School R Drive
Using one central pool of data so that it only needs to be edited once rather than multiple times manually
Data that is repeated unnecessarily e.g duplication on data re-entry
The data stored in the application is separate to the program itself, new applications can be developed to access the data without changing it
The correctness of the data
A huge database archive specifically structured for information access, reporting and decision making
Analysing data to find patterns, associations and trends
Simplifying data structures in order to remove repeated groups of data and data inconsistencies
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