character field

character field

A data field that holds alphanumeric characters. Contrast with numeric field.
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Many applications, on the other hand, use a perfectly innocent windowing protocol to process dates input as six characters to data files that store the result in an eight character field.
The memo field type--a special kind of character field in which a large number of characters may be stored for extensive notes--permits reference ranges to be stored for each test.
The algorithms implemented in these components, named SDNA17 and SDNA21, compress the OPRA and OCC formatted 17 and 21 character fields into a 9 character field that can then be extracted back into their original formats.
Enhancements to data input tool - improvements include a range check against a user-entered minimum and maximum, a check box allowing truncation of values out of range to the minimum or maximum value, new multiple field configuration, new field conversion dialog and an increase in the maximum width of a character field (now 32 characters).
Users specifically have the flexibility to choose any character field, and to verify after any number of processed forms.
Fuzzy duplicate has also been enhanced, identifying similar records in up to three character fields.
uses extensive data entry correction rules to prevent errors such as double entries, numbers in character fields, impossible dates, and other data anomalies that can arise during manual data entry.
X12 promised a partial solution by stripping out all those wasteful blank trailing spaces in character fields and even skipping totally blank fields so communications time and cost would be kept to a minimum.
The interactive character fields questions from customers and offers downloads to help customers better manage their Panagon eSolutions portal applications -- including advice on improving search and retrieval performance, or adding new functionality to the customer's portal.