The Database Primer is designed to help you get the most out of your machine when dealing with data storage and manipulation. Its 14 chapters begin with a rundown of the majority of keywords such as file, Database and search.

The book then explains what a database consists of and its advantages. Simple but relevant examples are given to illustrate the points made.

Chapters four, five and six deal with more complicated examples of databases, with advice on how to enter and retrieve data to the base.

The other chapters deal with performing calculations on the data, sorting, selecting, and mathematical functions. The book also deals with using more than one file, menus and command files.

It is easy to read, does not go over the top on the information provided nor is it boring. The chapters are presented well and the layout good.