CRUD: for data management

CRUD: for data management

Thu, 08 Apr 2021

The term CRUD relates strongly to the management of digital data. CRUD refers to an acronym of four basic operators of persistent database applications, to be more precise:

  • Create
  • Read
  • Update
  • Delete

The term CRUD sums up the data creation and management functions that users need. Whether your task is to manage databases or to use applications, there are many CRUD-based data management processes and often these operations are tailored specifically to both the user and the system in question. Operations are essential to access tools that allow experts to inspect problems with the database. CRUD means for users to create an account (create) that can be used (read), adjusted (updated), or deleted at any time. It is depending on the surrounding language.

Create: The Create function allows users to create a new database record. The Create function is named INSERT in the SQL relational database application. It is called create in Oracle HCM Cloud. Recall that a record is a row, and columns are called attributes. A user can create a new row and fill it up with data corresponding to each attribute, but only an administrator could add new attributes to the table itself.

Read: The function of the read is similar to a function of search. It allows users to search in the table for and retrieve specific records and read their values. Users can find desired records using keywords or filter the data based on custom criteria.

Update: The update function is applied to modify existing records in the database. Users may have to modify the information in multiple fields to completely change a record. The update function is simply called Update in both the SQL and Oracle HCM clouds.

Delete: The Delete function allows users to remove records from a no longer needed database. SQL and Oracle HCM Cloud both have a delete function allowing users to remove one or more records from the database. Some relational applications in the database may allow users to do either a hard delete or a soft delete. A hard delete permanently removes records from the database, while a soft delete may simply update a row’s status to indicate it has been deleted while the data remains intact and present.

Applications of CRUD

CRUD operations are widely used in many applications that are supported by relational bases underlying them. These four basic functions are incredibly versatile in how they can support a variety of important functions across various business models and verticals across the industry. CRUD operations are used to manage forums, human resources, e-commerce stores, social media websites, and many, many other kinds of applications supported by a relational database.