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S2 Business Unit 2 Admin & It - Database Bell Baxter High School Faculty of Technologies S2 Core Business
Learning Intentions In this unit you will: Learn the purpose of a database The terminology associated with a database Learn how to edit and amend a database
Database A database is an electronic filing system It is an organised collection of related data It will allow the user to store and organise information Examples of databases: E1 – school registration system DVLA – Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency
Microsoft Access This is the electronic database package we will use A table in a database looks like this: See page 17 of your notes
Database Terminology Database Table – a collection of related information Field – categories/headings used to store information (column headings) Record – individual’s information (row headings) Data type – the format of each field eg: text, number, date, currency
Understanding Terminology Complete Activity 5 on page 18 of your notes. How many did you get correct? Well done! We will now amend and edit an existing database…
Amending and Editing Activity 6 – Music database (page 19) Your teacher will demonstrate the various parts of the database and show you how to: Delete records Add new records Edit information Delete field names You will find the file on the server – copy to your own space before making changes! Don’t forget to tick each instruction once completed.
Consolidate your learning! Your teacher will demonstrate how to search for information from a table by using filter by form This allows us to “filter out” records that do not match our requirements. Eg: If I wanted to search an employee database table for all employees that work in the Admin Department the filter would remove records of all other employees. Now try activity 7 (TV Database) on your own… How did you manage?
Database in Action Activity 8 – Whodunnit? You are now going to see how a database can be used to help solve a crime! http://www.cherwell.oxon.sch.uk/subjects/ict/w hodunnit/ Good luck!