Note that this list only covers the computer-related terminology, biological terms are discussed in the schema overview document.
Attributes are the basic unit of data storage in maxdLoad2. Each instance can have any number of attributes associated with it, each one storing a single data item such as "name of body part" or "type of equipment". The collection of attrbiutes assoicated with each table can be customised.
In order to connect to a database, maxdLoad2 needs a set of connection information.
A database is a collection of tables that are managed by a database server. maxdLoad2 can connect to one database at a time, but the native import and export feature can be used to move data between databases.
A database server is a application which looks after a database and manages the way in which client applications, such as maxdLoad2, interact with the data. Popular database servers that can be used are MySQL, Postgres, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.