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data record


n. ~ Computing · A collection of related fields treated as a unit, such as a row in a relational database table; a record.


A data record, as a unit of information, may not have the attributes of an archival record. For example, a data record may be frequently updated, so that its contents would not be considered fixed. A data record may not have sufficient content, context, or structure to be considered complete or have meaning apart from other data records.

A logical record is a data record that is stored in a different format from that in which it is presented.