10 terms

database vocabulary

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database
an organized body of related information
database structure
how the related information within a database is organized
table
indivdual files within a database
records
a list of information on a table about one person or object
fields
the different categories within a record
search
using the computer to "look" through the database and find information you want
data type
the information you put into a field within a database. it could be letters,numbers,symbols or a combination of them
relation database
used to workwith records in two or more files or tables
sort
ranks the data in a selected field
field size
the maximum number of characters available in a certain field