Database PowerPoint. Guy Wade Comm 165. What is a database?. A collection of data stored on a specific topic in an organized manner The purpose of a database is to manage data. Main parts of a database. Fields Records Database File. What is a field?.
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What is a field?
A field is a single category of information for which data is given in each individual record
The highlighted box with the data 624 BEF is an example of a field
What is a record?
A record is all the information listed for one particular item in the database file
The complete database filled with records and fields is also known as a database file
What is a flat database?
A very simple database. Flat because it is flat like a piece of paper with one database record per line
What is a relational database?
A relational database contains tables which are linked together. Each table contains records which contains fields.
This Power Point is a general overview
There are many other things that you can do with databases. If you are interested there are several websites and books out there that will give you more depth.
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