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Introducing ICT systems
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16.5 The database server

A database is used to store data in a form that can be organised and searched. A supermarket may use a number of different databases in order to carry out its activities. I'll now discuss two examples of database use: firstly, pricing and stock control and secondly, loyalty cards. I'll use these examples to illustrate how data is manipulated in a supermarket ICT system.