Database A series of objects used to enter, manage, and view data.
Table Organizes the data of customers, inventory, etc. that’s broken down into individual units of information.
Field A single unit of information about a person, place, item, or object.
Primary Key The field by which the table is sorted whenever the table is opened. One field is designated as the primary key. The primary key field must contain unique data for each record, such as account number.
Record A collection of fields about a person, place, item, or object.
Query Extracts data from one or more tables. It selects some of the fields from the table(s) to display or print rather than viewing all fields in a datasheet.
Validity Checking each entry to reduce errors and ensure that only valid information is stored for the customer.
Report Print or view a tabular layout for datasheets or forms. Create a report when you want to specify which fields to print and have more control over the report layout and format.
Filter Used to view only those records that meet specified criteria. Example: you may want to view only those records of suppliers in one state.
Works Cited Rutkosky, Seguin, Rutkosky, Marquee Series Office 2007, Paradigm Publishing 2008.