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A tabular database, as the name implies is a database that is structured in a tabular form. It arranges data elements in vertical columns and horizontal rows. Each cell is formed by the intersection of a column and row. Each row and column is uniquely numbered to make it orderly and efficient. This type of database has a virtually infinite range for mass data storage.
Structuring data in tabular form may be the oldest method used. It also simple. Elementary students are taught to organize data into tabular formats while high school students are taught to master various spreadsheet programs that are commonly laid out in table form.
Tabular databases include the following key properties: