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fixed field

[¦fikst ′fēld]
(computer science)
A field in computers, film selection devices, or punched cards, or a given number of holes along the edge of a marginal punched card, set aside, or “fixed,” for the recording of a given type of characteristic.
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Encode the fixed fields for videorecordings, and explain at least three differences between the fixed field coding for videorecordings and books.
The technology, first developed for the "Stealth" bomber program, uses DTS sensors and software which can instantly compute the number of pixels in a fixed field such as a section of a highway or street and, through data analysis, translate real time data instantly into useful traffic information with which drivers can make decisions on which routes to take.
Fixed fields include those for dates and times, starting and ending points, odometer readings, fuel and other related expenses, travel purpose and comments.
Structured data reside in fixed fields within a record or file.
It might be the four lines of name and address information intended to print mail labels in your legacy system that you need to load into your new CRM system, or it could be the fixed fields in the old order entry system that truncate values or cause the data entry operator to type into the next field on the screen (regardless of what it's supposed to be used for).
15) The form has fixed fields encoded with categories such as "Site No:" or "System:".
The GUI, point-and-click screen builder function will support fixed fields of data that will display host supplied customer information in addition to forced entry or optional fields into which an agent can input data gathered during the course of a call.