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Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS, 2nd Edition by Robin Nixon

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Summary of Database Terms

The main terms you need to acquaint yourself with for now are:

Database

The overall container for a collection of MySQL data.

Table

A subcontainer within a database that stores the actual data.

Row

A single record within a table, which may contain several fields.

Column

The name of a field within a row.

I should note that I’m not trying to reproduce the precise terminology used in academic literature about relational databases, but just to provide simple, everyday terms to help you quickly grasp basic concepts and get started with a database.

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