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Encyclopedia > Database record

In computer science, a database record is a description of a single item as stored in a database. In a relational database each row of each table is a database record.


For instance, in a billiards database, one record in the score table is a single score and has fields (a.k.a. columns) for the two players, the date, who won, and the number of balls remaining on the table, while one record in the player table contains one player's name, address, and playing skill.


In relational databases these are also called tuples, a term inherited from relational algebra.


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SRU Record Update (2543 words)
Record may be present, and it is recommended that it be present if the server has transformed the record in any way.
A metadata record describing a resource on one database may differ substantially from a record for the same resource on another database; when a record replace is sent, it is desirable to indicate unambiguously the nature of the changes being made.
Either the change to the record or any subsequent processing may be delayed such that the response cannot say whether the operation was a success or a failure, as it hasn't yet been completed.
Euphoria Database System (2034 words)
Record numbers are integers from 1 to the length (current number of records) of the table.
The record number, i, must be an integer from 1 to the number of records in the current table.
The record number, i, must be from 1 to the number of records in the current table.
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