• September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    library

    In computing, a library is a collection of similar objects that are stored for occasional use - most frequently, programs in source code or object code form, data files, scripts, templates, fonts, and physical storage units such as tape cartridges.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    transcription error

    A transcription error is a specific type of data entry error that is commonly made by human operators or by optical character recognition (OCR) programs.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    contiguous

    Contiguous describes two or more objects that are adjacent to each other.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    data corruption

    Data corruption is the deterioration of computer data as a result of some external agent.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    pivot table

    A pivot table is a program tool that allows you to reorganize and summarize selected columns and rows of data in a spreadsheet or database table to obtain a desired report.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    XQuery

    XQuery is a specification for a query language that allows a user or programmer to extract information from an Extensible Markup Language (XML) file or any collection of data that can be XML-like.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    MOLAP (multidimensional online analytical processing)

    MOLAP (multidimensional online analytical processing) is online analytical processing (OLAP) that indexes directly into a multidimensional database.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    FileMaker (FMP)

    FileMaker (or its latest version, FileMaker Pro) is a relational database application known for being easy to use and for its ability to serve Web pages dynamically without requiring the use of additional third-party applications.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    DDBMS (distributed database management system)

    A DDBMS (distributed database management system) is a centralized application that manages a distributed database as if it were all stored on the same computer.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    segment

    A segment is a defined portion or section of something larger such as a database, geometric object, or network.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    initial extent

    The initial extent is a set of contiguous blocks in a database segment that is automatically allocated when the segment is created.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    block

    A block is a contiguous set of bits or bytes that forms an identifiable unit of data.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    view

    In a database management system, a view is a way of portraying information in the database.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    entity-relationship model (ERM or ER model)

    The entity-relationship model (or ER model) is a way of graphically representing the logical relationships of entities (or objects) in order to create a database.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    binary tree

    A binary tree is a method of placing and locating files (called records or keys) in a database, especially when all the data is known to be in random access memory (RAM).  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    catalog

    In computing, a catalog is a directory of information about data sets, files, or a database.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    data aggregation

    Data aggregation is any process in which information is gathered and expressed in a summary form, for purposes such as statistical analysis.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    GIS (geographic information system)

    A GIS (geographic information system) enables you to envision the geographic aspects of a body of data.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Universal Data Access (UDA)

    Universal Data Access (UDA) is Microsoft's model or framework for a single uniform application program interface to different software makers' databases, both relational and nonrelational.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    B-tree

    A B-tree is a method of placing and locating files (called records or keys) in a database.  Continue Reading

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