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A collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data.
A database view of information arranged in a grid of rows and columns
Data that is keyed into a field.
A column in a table.
A collection of fields that appear as a row in a database or table.
Data Types
Format of data in a field, such as text, number, or date.
Online database that provides access to full text of indexed articles from one or mre journals- but does not includes drawings, graohics, and pictures.
Computer chips that store data and programs while the computer is working; often called RAM or Random Access Memory
an idea that is designated by a numeral
A field of this type stores days, months and years and Time.
To automatically generate and number for each record
a data type in toggle format that allows a user to select a yes or no value in a database cell
Lookup Wizard
a data type used to define preset values for database entries.
Feild Size
sets the number of characters you can store in a text, number, or autonumber field.
The default file format to access all informaton
Input Mask
Allows users to apply a specific type of format to data entered into a database.
A pre-design, easy to fill in forms that are filled in by people for purpose of recording information
Editing and Printing
Procedures to add and delete records and fields, edit field names, rearrange fields in a database and print.
Data type
Describes type of attribute. Data types are decided by the software or DBMS.
Datasheet View
a display of the data in a table of rows and columns, like a spreadsheet, where each record is on one row. There are often too many fields to see all of them at once.
Form View
a display of the fields in a record that makes it easy to enter new data or to edit existing data or to choose actions.
to rearrange the display of the records to set the order for a certain field or fields(s), but still keeping all of the fields in a record together.
a rule that hides the records that do not match the criteria in the rule.
a method of viewing, changing, combining, or analyzing data.