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What is an employer looking for when they ask for a list of databases you have used?

What do they mean by "databases"? Like excel? I have used many databases that were specifically made for an event/job but they don't have a proper name for it. Does this count, and should I just describe it on the job application? Please help! I am applying for my dream job and want to make sure I am answering their questions appropriately. Thank you!

Asked By: aamoore_22 - 2/23/2009
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Excel is a spreadsheet applicaiton, not a database application, though some people use it for data management (incorrectly). Database systems can be loosely grouped into desktop databases, such as Microsoft Office or FileMaker, and server databases, like MySQL or Oracle.
Answered By: alicegirl71 - 2/23/2009
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