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Chapter 21. Getting Started with Dynamic... > Databases Explained (in Five Minutes...

21.3. Databases Explained (in Five Minutes or Less)

A database is like an electronic filing cabinet that stores related information. You encounter them every day, whether charging a dinner on a credit card or calling Moviefone to get local movie listings. At home, you might have a low-tech database in the form of a filing cabinet containing folders for insurance statements, phone bills, car service records, and so on.

21.3.1. Tables and Records

Databases have an electronic equivalent to filing folders: tables. A table is a container for information about a set of similar items.


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