• September 30, 2005 30 Sep'05

    full-text database

    A full-text database is a compilation of documents or other information in the form of a database in which the complete text of each referenced document is available for online viewing, printing, or downloading. In addition to text documents, images...  Continue Reading

  • September 30, 2005 30 Sep'05

    Importing Oracle database tables

    Data migration and interoperability between SQL Server and Oracle can be tricky. Expert Kevin Kline discusses what to be mindful of when importing data.  Continue Reading

  • September 29, 2005 29 Sep'05

    Renaming SQL Server

    Having to rename SQL Server is a common dilemma DBAs face. Monitoring and Administration expert Kevin Kline offers a resource to help.  Continue Reading

  • September 22, 2005 22 Sep'05

    Granting permissions in SQL Server 2005

    New security features in SQL Server 2005 make it easier to manage and grant permissions on a more granular basis. Learn more from site expert Adam Machanic here.  Continue Reading

  • September 22, 2005 22 Sep'05

    Compare load balancing options for SQL Server 2000

    If you have more than several hundred concurrent users, you should balance the load among multiple database servers. Contributor Baya Pavliashvili outlines your five load-balancing options for SQL Server 2000: backup and restore, log shipping, ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    data preprocessing

    Data preprocessing describes any type of processing performed on raw data to prepare it for another processing procedure.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Versioned Object Base (VOB)

    A Versioned Object Base (VOB) is a centralized database that stores version information about the files and folders in a software configuration management (SCM) system.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    record standardization

    In data management, record standardization is a process in which files are first parsed (assigned to appropriate fields in a database record) and then translated to a common format.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05


    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 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


    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