compound key


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compound key

(database)
(Or "multi-part key", "concatenated key") A key which consists of more than one attribute of the body of information (e.g. database "record") it identifies.
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Instead of targeting the new user, FingerTips is designed as a reference tool, helping the more experienced user remember compound key combinations," said Jason Hassler, Dr RawStock's chief operations officer.