Example: "Dynamic websites typically generate Web pages from data stored in a database."

A database contains data stored in a structured format. It includes one or more tables, which each contain multiple fields. Each field is assigned a specific data type, such as a string or integer. These fields include data for each record that is entered into the database. By storing data in organized records, the information in a database can be easily searched, sorted, and updated.

Updated: November 2, 2009

Definition from the PC Glossary