LIS 505 - Database management
Short for relational database management systems.
A type of database management system
that stores data in the form of related tables.
The most common type of database management system.
OODBMS or ODBMS for short.
Database management systems
that support storing of data as objects,
including some support for object classes
and inheritance of class properties and methods
by subclasses and their objects.
Validity of data
because it has not been corrupted by such causes
as human error, errors in transmission,
bugs or viruses in software,
hardware malfunctions, or natural disasters.
A RDBMS feature that prevents the entry of data
that are inconsistent between tables.
Specialized languages for requesting information from databases.
Short for structured query language.
A standard query language
used for retrieving data from a variety of databases.
QBE for short.
A method of forming database queries
in which spaces are displayed for fields
and users can enter conditions for each field.
Formatted and organized presentations of data.
Usually distinguished from forms,
which are designed to allow editing as well.
Making a file or other unit of data inaccessible.
Many database management systems
support locking of both files and individual records.
Readable, but not accessible for modification or deletion.
Fields for entering one or more characters.
Fields for entering numbers.
Fields for entering dates.
Other specialized types of field include
logical (or Boolean).
A view used in Microsoft Access
for creating and modifying the design of objects
such as tables, forms, and reports.
A simple view used in Microsoft Access
for displaying and modifying the contents of tables.
Collections of data designed to support management decision making,
often produced by combining several existing databases.
Looking for hidden patterns in groups of data.
Last updated October 29, 2002.
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