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?.
A field is a single category of information for which data is given in each individual 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
Flat Database field
Relational DatabaseMain types of databases
A very simple database. Flat because it is flat like a piece of paper with one database record per line
A relational database contains tables which are linked together. Each table contains records which contains fields.
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.