The data stored in the data structure is processed by means of certain operations.The following operations are performed on to the Data Structure. These are :-
v Traversing :-
Traversing means to access the each and every record exactly once, so that certain items in the record may process.
v Searching :-
Searching means to find the location of the record with a given key value or finding of record which satisfy more than one condition.
v Insertion :-
Insertion means to insert a new element into the existing data structure. It means to add a new record into the existing data structure.
v Deletion :-
Deletion means to delete an existing element from the existing data structure. It means to remove the existing data structure.
v Sorting :-
Sorting refers to arranging the records in some logical order. The data may be either in ascending order or in descending order.
v Merging :-Merging means to combine the record of two different stored files into a single stored file. To combine the two files into a single stored file, one should always remember that the data store into the file is in the sorted manner.