A database field is the smallest unit of storage in a database.
Fields are needed for every different piece of information you wish to store. Database fields are often thought of as the columns within a database table.
Every database field needs a title; it is important to make these titles meaningful to avoid confusion later on.
Here are the fields you may need in a student database:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Date of Birth
- Tutor Group
Here are the fields you may need in a film database: