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The building block of a database is the record. A record is a
collection of related data treated as a single entity. For
example, a hockey trading card could be called a record: it
brings together the name, photograph, team, and statistics.
Using database terms, each of these related pieces of
information is called a field: each hockey card ôrecord?has a
name field, a photograph field, a team field, and various
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A collection of records that share the same fields is called a
this kind of information can easily be presented in table
format: each column represents a field and each row represents a
record. In fact.
A database can contain more than one table, each with a unique
name. These tables can be related or independent from one
another, the word column is synonymous with the word field, and
the word row is synonymous.