Re: Help with Relational Database Terminology

Subject: Re: Help with Relational Database Terminology
From: Bonni Graham <bonnig -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 9 May 1996 15:45:01 -0700

>Jack DeLand said:
>It's not a matter of these terms being more "technical" than the user needs
> - they are accurate, ...

>==========
Then Bev Parks chimed in:
>Right on, Jack! We need to give the users more intellectual credit. If they
>are going to be using a relational da tabase, there is no reason not to use
>the correct terms.

>Down with dumbing down! ;-)

Too true -- I taught Access to newbies for a year or so when the business was
just a baby, and if you give a hook or a visual to hang the terms on, most
people get and use the terms readily. I can email a GIF of the basic diagram I
use if anyone wants it. It's basically a big box labeled "database", with some
little boxes inside it labeled "tables". The tables are divided into a grid
with a shaded row, which I label "row=record" and a shaded column, which I
label "column=field".

Seems to take care of it.



--
Bonni Graham
Manual Labour
bonnig -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com
San Diego, CA

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