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What is a database?
A database is an organized collection of related data.
What is an Information Age?
it is a term that refers to our present time because of the computer's fast retrieval and large storage capabilities.
What is a table?
a table is database object that stores data.
what is data redundancy?
when data is unnecessarily duplicated.
what does "relational" mean?
it means each table is related to at least one other table by a column of data.
what is a database schema?
the description of data and the organization of data into tables in a relational database.
What do fields do?
store the data in a table
What is a record?
set of data for fields in a table
What is a datasheet?
rows and columns of data. How access displays a table
What is also called table attributes?
Fields and Columns
What does field size mean?
field size is the number of characters a field can store.
What is a decimal place?
a set for numeric data types
What is the primary key?
a field that is designated to be unique so no two records are the same.
What is a form?
database object used for entering records into a table and for viewing existing records.
What does layout view do?
it allows you to format the form by moving fields around and changing formatting.
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