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Database Field

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.

Example:

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:

  • Title
  • Genre
  • Length
  • Rating
  • Year

 

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