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Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
A glossary of computer and Internet terms with definitions that are easy to understand.
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Flat File

A Flat File is a type of database that uses a plain text file to store data. Every line of a text file will holds one record with the fields being sectioned by tabs or commas. As it has such a simple structure a flat file is not able to contain multiple tables, as a relational database will. However, most flat file databases can be imported into FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Access.