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Field : A data element or data item in a data structure or record. 

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Source: Larry English, http://www.iaidq.com/main/glossary.shtml External, 26-Jan-2009 09:22


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Field - A general designation for postal locations other than Headquarters and its related units. These include 10 areas and 85 districts.

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Source: USPS, 15 September 2009 09:36:18, http://www.usps.com/cpim/ftp/pubs/pub32/pub32a_g.html External


Field - Synonymous with column. A component of a relation or table that holds a single attribute of that relation or table.

See also: Column and Attribute.

[Category=Database Management ]

Source: Northwest Database Services, 09 November 2009 08:34:22, http://www.nwdatabase.com/database-glossary-f.htm External


Field - The location on a tape of a given set of information--such as name, address, city, state, SIC, ZIP code. May be variable length or fixed. For Addressing_ purposes almost always in "fixed fields" where ZIP code for example, is always found in the same five positions in a record.

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Source: Postcom, 05 March 2010 09:48:07, http://postcom.org/public/admail_image/glossary.htm External


Field - A means of implementing an item of data within a file. It can be in character, date, number, or other format and be optional or mandatory.

[Category=Data Warehousing ]

Source: Aexis Business Intelligence, 07 December 2010 13:18:23, http://www.aexis.eu/DataWarehouse-Glossary/ External


Field - Data that has several parts can be divided into fields. A typical mailing list would have fields labeled: company name, first name, last name, address, etc. Fields are frequently organized into columns. The term "field" in variable data printing is also used to denote an area in a layout where data (or other elements) from a specific  database field will be placed.

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Source: Digital Formatting Services, 25 December 2011 09:09:10, http://www.digitalformattingservices.com/vdp_glossary.htm External


field

(1) [database structures] A column in a table that stores the values for a single attribute.

(2) [computing] The place in a database record, or in a GUI, where data can be entered.

(3) [data models] A synonym for surface.

[Category=Geospatial ]

Source: esri, 19 April 2012 09:44:08, http://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/GISDictionary/term/abbreviation External

 


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