Database Row

Database Row

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A database row, also known as a record or tuple, represents a single, implicitly structured data item in a table in a database. In simple terms, a row in a database table contains individual data entries that are all related to a specific item or entity.

For example, consider a database table named ‘Students’. Each row in this table might represent a single student and the columns in the table represent different pieces of information about each student. So, a row in this ‘Students’ table might contain information like Student_ID, First_Name, Last_Name, Age, and Grade.

In relational databases, data is organized into tables (which are like grids), with rows and columns. The ‘columns’ define what kinds of information will be stored in the table (like first name, last name, email address, etc.), and each ‘row’ contains the actual values for these columns for a specific entry.

So, if you’re looking up information on a specific entity in a database, you’d be looking at a specific row in a table. For example, if you want to know information about a particular student, you would look at the row in the ‘Students’ table where the ‘Student_ID’ matches the ID of the student you’re interested in.

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