ISAM ⇝

Indexed Sequential Access Method

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(ISAM) An IBM file management system allowing records to be accessed either sequentially (in the order they were entered) or via an index. Each index orders the records on a different key.

ISAM was followed by VSAM (Virtual Storage Access Method) and pre-dated relational databases.

Last updated: 2003-07-13

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