Data Tables

CSA makes frequent use of flat-file ASCII tables, as this is the most straightforward and easy way of organizing and retrieving information, especially on UNIX systems. Because of this, and although it is theoretically possible to use CSA with any Database Management System (DBMS), the program is currently designed to work with NoSQL, a simple Relational Database System that I have developed over the years and that works with ASCII tables. Of course you may prefer one of the many real SQL databases that are available, and they too can be used with CSA, provided they can be queried also through a command-line interface.

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