3Database Management System – is a software tool that lets you create, maintain, and summarize aninformation database.Database – is a collection of related information abouta particular person, place or thing.Relational Database – A collection of individual tablesholding discrete subsets of information thatare linked by common data fields.
4ADVANTAGES OF DBMS1. Fast2. Compact3. FlexibleDISADVANTAGES OF DBMS1. Too easy to access2. Unpredictable Lifespan
6Planning a databaseKnow the purpose of your databaseGather all reports you will need for a databaseMake a list of important fields you wish toinclude in your application4. Check each field5. Share common fields of your tables6. Design and create tables
7Purpose of the project: to create a database of classmate’s personalinformationData Needed:Student IDNameHome AddressAgeBirthdayGenderPhone Number
81. Data gathered for the chosen fields St. Alphonsus – Personal Information Sheet0STUD IDNameHomeAddressAgeBirthdayGenderPhone0001Santos, EricLegazpi city1310/22/95M0002Alegre JohnMakati City1411/02/942. Filter or remove unnecessary field (s) or column (s)from the original database.St. Alphonsus – Personal Information Sheet0STUD IDNameHomeAddressAgeBirthdayPhone0001Santos, EricLegazpi city1310/22/950002Alegre JohnMakati City1411/02/94
10Database Objectsare the different items that make up adatabase such as tables, forms, queries andreportsTable – is an access object that is used to collect data relating to a particular subjectRecord – is an individual entry in a table.Field – is a piece of information in a record.
11Query – is a question you ask your database Dynaset – a list of records matching the queryparameters.Form - enables you to view one record on thescreen at a time and to customize the displayof that record.Reports – used to present table data in a polishedformat on the printed page.Macro – you can automate frequently performedprocedures.
13Projects- are access front-ends or conduits to powerful SQL databases maintained on a server runningMicrosoft SQL server.Database Wizard – Access provides several templatesfor creating new database files, and the databasewizard walks you through the process of creatingobjects, such as tables, for the new database.