Chapter 13. An Introduction to Databases


In this hour, we will cover

  • What databases are

  • How data is stored in a database

  • What database tables, columns, and records are, and how they pertain to storing data

  • The types of data that can be stored in a table column

  • Some of the popular, commercially available database systems, as well as some of the free database systems

  • How to create a new database and new database tables with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition


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