An introduction to SQL, the language that creates, maintains, manipulates, and queries relational databases.
The last "Data File" column discussed three of the six main parts found in a desktop database management system. In this installment, Glenn Ouchi introduces the other three parts: reports, macros, and modules.
Ouchi explains why getting to know the features of a desk-top database management system is the best way to learn the basics of database management.
Data management using database management system software has become a mainstream desktop application because of its ease compared with spreadsheet programs.