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Hierarchical Database

A hierarchical database is a model for organizing and linking data records in a tree-like structure. Each record has one owner and is accessed through a specific path. A parent record may have more than one linked child record.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Hierarchical Database

This hierarchical model was the first database ever created (in the 1960s by IBM). Using a hierarchical database, businesses can standardize the storage and organization of their data. Databases allow users to access, insert, update, and delete data.

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