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What is a database?
Posted by Alpha Daramy on 30 May 2008 08:29 PM

Often abbreviated DB, a database is basically a collection of information organized in such a way that a computer program can quickly select desired pieces of data. You can think of a database as an electronic filing system.

Traditional databases are organized by fields, records, and files. A field is a single piece of information; a record is one complete set of fields; and a file is a collection of records. For example, a telephone book is analogous to a file. It contains a list of records, each of which consists of three fields: name, address, and telephone number.

See more information about databases in Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Database

 

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