posted 8 years ago
The term data abstraction is similar to data encapsulation. All the data and the methods that make sense to the objects of a class that is been designed need to be a part of the class. All unnecessary details should be left behind. E.g. when designing a class to represent a student we need data elements such as student no, student name, marks, grade, etc. If we now design a class representing a cricket player we need details like no of centuries, striking rate, no of matches played, etc. It will not make sense to add the player’s marks, grades which are applicable to a student class to this player class. The classes designed in object oriented language are also termed as User defined data types (UDT).