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Introduction to Database

Terminology associated with database introduction.

active fieldcurrently selected field
databasegroup of related pieces of information
date fielda field that contains a date
enter keyenters data into a field and keep the current field active
entry bardisplays the selected field's entry
entry linelocation where data for a field is displayed
fielda specific piece of information
field nameused to identify a field
field widthamount of space needed to display a field's contents
formorder and placement of fields in a record
form disign viewform in which a database's form can be modified
form viewall the fields for only one record are displayed
handleused to resize a field in form design view
labeltext included on the database form that is used to identify items or give added information about a field
list viewview in which the fields of a database are displayed in columns
message bardisplays the number of records that have entries and the total number of records in the database
recordinformation about a single item in a database
record controlsindicates the number of the currently displayed record
searchto locate specific information in a database
selected fielda field that displays handles in form design view
tab keyused to move to the next field in a record
text fieldstores characters, words, and symbols

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