Database Glossary - A
Useful Terms For Working With Data
Find Out More About Database Terminology HereThis page contains database development and database programming terminology definitions beginning with the letter "A". Learn more about database terminology and glossary terms here. We can also help you with your database development and build your MS Access database for you. We're located in Portland and serve all Oregon cities, including Beaverton Oregon, Salem Oregon, and Gresham Oregon. We also have MS Access clients in Vancouver Washington. We can develop and clean your Access database for any business in any city in the U.S.
Ad hoc Query
See: Query, Ad Hoc.
Address Change Service - ACS
An automated process of the US Postal Service providing change-of-address
information to businesses and organizations maintaining computerized database
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A single [summary] field’s value, based on results calculated from values found
in like fields across an entire set or subset of records; typically counts, sums,
averages, first, last, minimum and maximum.
See also: Field, Summary.
Similar to import; copying all or a subset of records from one
table, and adding them to another.
See also: Import.
The lowest level of data granularity.
See also: Granularity.
Describes the value found in each field in a table. Every field or column in
a database table represents a single attribute of that table. (An attribute
is what the data in that field represents, while the value is
the actual data that a specific field contains.
See also: Value.
Takes information from one or more other fields and performs mathematical, date or string operations to provide new information. If necessary, the new information can simply be displayed as part of a query or report, or can be used to create an entirely new field that is part of the query (or report) but typically not part of the data table.