SQL Server 2000

A database in Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 consists of a collection of tables that contain data and other objects, such as views, indexes, stored procedures, and triggers, defined to support activities performed with the data. The data stored in a database is usually related to a particular subject or process, such as inventory information for a manufacturing warehouse.

SQL Server can support many databases. Each database can store either interrelated orunrelated data from other databases. For example, a server can have one database that stores personnel data and another that stores product-related data. Alternatively, one database can store current customer order data, and another related database can store historical customer orders used for yearly reporting.

Before you create a database, it is important to understand the parts of a database and how to design these parts to ensure that the database performs well after it is implemented.

Important  It is recommended that you do not create any user objects, such as tables, views, stored procedures, or triggers, in the master database. The master database contains the system tables that store the system information used by SQL Server, such as configuration option settings.

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