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15.2: Database Concepts

When you first look at a database it looks like a spreadsheet with multiple sheets. The primary data structures in a database are: tablesrows, and columns.

Relational Databases

Relational Databases

In technical descriptions of relational databases the concepts of table, row, and column are more formally referred to as relationtuple, and attribute, respectively. We will use the less formal terms in this chapter.