Tables are objects that contain all the data in SQL Server databases. Each table represents a type of object that is meaningful to its users. For example, in the AdventureWorks database there are tables that contain data about employees, inventory, purchase orders, and customers. For more information, see AdventureWorks Data Dictionary.
The topics in this section provide the information to help you understand, design, implement, and work with tables.
In This Section
Explains table concepts and includes descriptions and examples of each type of table that is available in SQL Server.
Provides specific guidelines, rules, and restrictions to consider when you design a table.
Creating and Modifying Tables
Describes the procedures to follow when you create, modify, or delete a table.
Explains how to access the data in your tables and how to find other information about tables.
Deleting a Table
Explains the issues involved in deleting a table.