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Attribute

Description

Attribute in general is a characteristic or property. In databases an attribute describes a column in a table. Rows then represent the according attribute values.


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Contributed by Plattner C, 2016-02-03


Example

In a database of cars attributes can be name, length, weight or color (= column names). The entry Car A is an instance of the attribute name.


name length[m] weight[kg] color
Car A 4.5 1234 blue
Car B 3.2 879 red
Car C 5.0 1000 blue