database — The name of a database, or part of a database.


database ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • class (enumeration)
    • “altkey”
    • “constraint”
    • “datatype”
    • “field”
    • “foreignkey”
    • “group”
    • “index”
    • “key1”
    • “key2”
    • “name”
    • “primarykey”
    • “procedure”
    • “record”
    • “rule”
    • “secondarykey”
    • “table”
    • “user”
    • “view”


The name of a database, or part of a database.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


Identifies the class of database artifact

Enumerated values:

An alternate or secondary key


A constraint


A data type


A field


A foreign key


A group


An index


The first or primary key


An alternate or secondary key


A name


The primary key


A (stored) procedure


A record


A rule


The secondary key


A table


A user


A view


These elements contain database: bridgehead, caption (db.html.caption), citation, citetitle, classsynopsisinfo, contrib, emphasis (db.emphasis), entry, enumitemdescription, firstterm (db.firstterm), foreignphrase (db.foreignphrase), funcsynopsisinfo, glosssee, glossseealso, glossterm (db.glossterm), link, literallayout, member, meta (db.meta.content), olink, orgdiv, para, phrase (db.phrase), primary, primaryie, programlisting, quote (db.quote), refdescriptor, refentrytitle, refname, refpurpose, remark, screen, secondary, secondaryie, see, seealso, seealsoie, seeie, seg, segtitle, simpara, subtitle, synopsis, synopsisinfo, td, term, termdef, tertiary, tertiaryie, th, title, titleabbrev, tocentry.


The following elements occur in database: text, abbrev, acronym, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, coref, date, emphasis (db._emphasis), firstterm (db._firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), glossterm (db._glossterm), indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, phrase (db._phrase), quote (db._quote), remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, trademark, wordasword, xref.

See Also

Related elements: application, filename, hardware, productname.


1 |<article xmlns=''>
  |<title>Example database</title>
  |<para>The <database>ProjectStatus</database> database has been updated.
5 |Please note that <database class='field'>Year</database> has been
  |extended to four digits.

The ProjectStatus database has been updated. Please note that Year has been extended to four digits.