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21 Cards in this Set

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Microsoft Office program for databases
A combination of letters and numbers
The use of terms AND OR NOT to query a database
Check digit
The last digit which is created as a redundancy check that the other digits are correct
Data collection/capture
Getting data from data entry forms manual input import
Database Management System
Complete database system including storage retrieval and updating querying
Field and *
A portion of a record which contains data -- * is required field entry
Flat file database
A series of file folders that you cannot relate data from one folder to another
Field formats such as currency Y/N time
Format check
To see if contents of a field follow the required formation
Key identifier
A field with a unique number in a series of records
Length check
To make sure the field is populated with the correct number of characters
The feature which searches a database to obtain results
Range check
To make sure the field is populated with the correct range of characters
A series of fields that are related to one person object
Relational database
Records in a database that have more than one table to related to another table
Report Generation
To create a report from a query of the database
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Queries leave the DBMS responsible for planning optimizing and performing and producing the results
Part of database which maintains relationships between key identifiers from other tables
To make sure the data complies with different checks of integrity (range check
To make sure that results obtained are based on correctness of data (i.e. no data redundancy)