Definitions for "ISAM"
Indexed Sequential Access Method - This was originally a method of creating and accessing indexed files that allowed record storage and retrieval by a key value within each record. The term has become generic and is commonly used to refer to any method of storing and retrieving keyed or indexed records.
Indexed Sequential Access Method. A popular method of file organization because of the flexibility of data retrieval. Many online information services use ISAM files to maintain huge bibliographic databases.
Indexed Sequential Access Method. An indexing mechanism for efficient access to rows of data in a file.