Tables in databases look just like ordinary data tables – they have columns and rows.
Each column of a table has a meaningful name denoting the type of information it stores.
Each row of a table stores information about one particular object belonging to the class denoted by the table name. For example, if you have a table named
Student, then each record in that table contains data for one particular student. In the
Student table below, you can see that the column names reflect the kind of data they contain. For instance the
Name column stores the names of students, the
GraduationYear column stores graduation years, etc.