database-driven

A term that describes a Web site that organizes a vast amount of data and allows information to be retrieved on demand. As opposed to "flat HTML," where you must code each new piece of information before displaying it on a Web site, a database-driven Web site is written in a programming language that refreshes it dynamically when data fields in a database are updated. Most e-commerce and B2B Web sites are database-driven in that they are integrated with other databases. For example, when you try to order a product online, an inventory database will check to see if a particular item is in stock and will return the results to you.


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