Database Glossary – E
Useful Terms For Working With Data
A real-world object, observation, transaction, or person about which data are to be stored in a database.
A property of a table that is entirely consistent with the real world object data that it represents.
See also: Entity.
Database table(s). Each major entity has a set of associated attributes, which translate into the columns of the table.
An operation that takes data from a database or table and creates an export file, containing only data, in a simply structured and easily read form that can be imported by other applications into their native data file format.
See also: Import.
An SQL statement that returns a value.
The process of selecting data from one environment and transporting it to another environment.
See also: Data Transformation.