Database object of a relational database in which the data is structured in tabular form in rows and columns. The database tables in AS ABAP are defined as ABAP-managed database objects in ABAP Dictionary. Each database table has a unique primary index and can have additional secondary indexes. Foreign key dependencies can exist between individual database tables. A database table is generally defined as a transparent table in the database of AS ABAP. All database tables defined in ABAP Dictionary can be referenced as a data type (as with flat structures) and can be accessed using Open SQL. During development, the content of database tables can be checked using Data Browser.