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Visual C#® 2012: How to Program, Fifth Edition by Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel

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Summary

Section 22.1 Introduction

• A database is an organized collection of data.

• A database management system (DBMS) provides mechanisms for storing, organizing, retrieving and modifying data.

• SQL Server Express provides most of the features of Microsoft’s full (fee-based) SQL Server product, but has some limitations, such as a maximum database size.

• A SQL Server Express database can be easily migrated to a full version of SQL Server.

• The ADO.NET Entity Framework and LINQ to Entities allow you to manipulate relational data stored in a relational database, such as a SQL Server Express database.

Section 22.2 Relational Databases

• A relational database organizes data simply in tables.

• Tables are composed of rows and columns (also ...

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