Relational database

We frequently talk about being a relational database. That database is made up of components.


  • Pages

  • Addresses

  • Media (like images, PDFs, documents and spreadsheets

  • Profiles

  • Resource tiles

Components are pieces of information that live in one place and can be brought into other parts of from the database.

What that means is that, when you enter an address as a component and you need to update something, you can update the component only without having to find every page that has the address on it.

For example, Mayor Breed’s profile is a page.

And that profile component is used on the homepage

The component is also used on the Disaster Council Agency page.

If you change something on component, it will make the change across everywhere on that uses that page.