Field (computer science)

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In computer science, data that has several parts can be divided into fields. For example, a computer may represent today's date as three distinct fields: the day, the month, the year.

Programming languages usually have a record data type to represent composite data types as a series of fields.

Relational databases arrange data as sets of database records (aka rows). Each record consists of several fields (aka columns).

See also

class variable, instance variable, key field, record, n-tuple


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