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Web Database Development Step by Step .NET Edition, Second Edition by Jim Buyens

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Chapter 6. Understanding Database Concepts and Terms

Understanding Database Concepts and Terms

In this chapter, you’ll learn:

The basic concepts of a relational database.

How to design a database—that is, how to properly arrange the fields in an application into appropriate tables.

How to give a database physical reality by defining it in Microsoft Access.

About Structured Query Language (SQL), the language most often used for manipulating information in databases.

The basic purpose of a database is to store data in an organized way, which has two benefits. First, the data is readily available for a variety of uses throughout your organization. Second, because the database has a known structure, ...

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