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Visual Basic 2005 for Programmers: Deitel Developer Series, Second Edition by Harvey M. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc., Paul J. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc.

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20.3. Relational Database Overview: Books Database

We now overview relational databases in the context of a simple Books database. The database stores information about some recent Deitel publications. First, we overview the tables of the Books database. Then we introduce database concepts, such as how to use SQL to retrieve information from the Books database and to manipulate the data. We provide the database file—Books.mdf—with the examples for this chapter (downloadable from www.deitel.com/books/vbforprogrammers2/). SQL Server database files typically end with the .mdf (“master data file”) filename extension. Section 20.6 explains how to use this file in an application.

Authors Table of the Books Database

The database consists of three tables: ...

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