Chapter 5. Data Definition
This chapter covers how one creates the database structures that
will hold one's data. In a relational database, the raw data is
stored in tables, so the majority of this chapter is devoted to
explaining how tables are created and modified and what features are
available to control what data is stored in the tables.
Subsequently, we discuss how tables can be organized into
schemas, and how privileges can be assigned to tables. Finally,
we will briefly look at other features that affect the data storage,
such as inheritance, views, functions, and triggers.