2. Parts of a database
A database is made up of one or more tables.
Each table should be given a relevant name. The table above is named 'Characters' because it contains well known cartoon or comic characters.
Each column in a table is called a field and contains information about a particular item of data. Each field should be given a relevant name, for instance the field called 'city' contains a city name
Each row in a table is called a record. Here is a single record from the table above
A record is made up of collection of fields related to a single item.
- Each piece of information is entered into a 'field'
- Related fields are collected into records
- Related records are collected into tables
- Related tables are collected into a database
Challenge see if you can find out one extra fact on this topic that we haven't already told you
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