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Chapter 22. Database Primer

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As you begin to build dynamic Web applications using Dreamweaver, it will become increasingly obvious that you need to store data and allow its access through your application. Whether you are building a small, companywide intranet store with access limited to employees or a feature-rich Internet Web store that millions will visit, you will need some system for storing all the order, customer, cost, and product information. You may not want to stop there—you might want to include some way of tracking how many of a certain item you have left in your inventory. You might need to determine how many items are selling during a particular week of the month. If that is the case, you will need some way of determining sales transactions. Like a filing cabinet that stores files and, subsequently, data within those files, you will need some mechanism of storing all your data for easy access and quick retrieval. That mechanism is the database.


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