Databases and tables

Learn more about structuring and organizing your data


A database is a collection of data structured so that you can easily search for and retrieve items.

If you take a closer at our logo, you might recognize the standard symbol for databases in it. At least, that’s the idea behind it…


Tables contain data. A table is a database object that stores data in records (rows) and fields (columns).

The data usually relates to a specific category of people or things, such as employees or orders. You’re probably familiar with this from using Excel spreadsheets.

A database can consist of various tables.

Table structure

Tables are really important when it comes to databases. That’s why we would like to take a look at their structure. But don’t worry, we’ll come back to them again when we work through an example in a moment.

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