Advantage Database Server

Indexed Sequential Access Method (ISAM) Overview

Advantage Concepts

Indexed Sequential Access Method (ISAM) Overview

Advantage Concepts

Previous topic Next topic  

Indexed Sequential Access Method (ISAM) Overview

Advantage Concepts

Previous topic Next topic  

Indexed Sequential Access Method (ISAM) is a scheme used to decrease the amount of time necessary to locate a data record within a large table, given a unique key for the record. ISAM databases generally provide better performance than SQL-based relational database systems, especially in small to medium sized network environments. The Advantage Database Server supports two ISAM file formats: Xbase DBF and a Proprietary table format.