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 of one player.
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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
A collection of records that share the same fields is called a
table because this kind of information can easily be presented
in table format: each column represents a field and each row
represents a record.