Integers are the computer term for whole numbers. Integers can be any whole number. Unlike Strings and Characters, Integers can be mathematically changed. For example you can multiple or divide two integers.
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Database Design Edit
In addition to normal integer-based data types, many data base systems include an Autonumber datatype that is a positive whole number generated by the DBMS. Usually Autonumber ( what Access calls it ) is used for Primary Keys in tables to generate unique identifiers. Most SQL databases actually have a flag called something like Auto Incrememt.
|Programming||Character - Floating point Number - User-defined Type - Integer|
|Database||Character - Decimal - Integer - Blob|