A CDE Definition
(1) A collection of adjacent fields of data. Also called an "array," tables may permanently reside in a program or be in storage and read at runtime. Tables may remain static (unchanged) or be dynamically updated. For example, tables in a hard disk's or SSD's file system are continuously updated as data are written into the sectors (see FAT and MFT). See table lookup, decision table and HTML table.
(2) A collection of records (a file) in a relational database. See DBMS and file.
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