data descriptor

data descriptor

[′dad·ə di′skrip·tər]
(computer science)
A pointer indicating the memory location of a data item.
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Each data descriptor contains a base, a displacement and a level of indirection.
Data descriptors are convenient for representing addressing in Fortran (with static allocation and common blocks), in Pascal and Turing (with automatic allocation and stack frames), and in more general languages such as Euclid and PL/I.
Data descriptors are able to encode the addressing modes of typiccal computer architectures such as the IBM 360 and the PDP-11.
An explicit data descriptor model giving developers an easier and faster way of accessing data structures and making the data available to the user.
Better visibility into non-processable files: By analyzing new Exception Analytics Reports that detail non-processable files by custodian, data type and other data descriptors, clients are able to better understand their data and make faster, more informed decisions prior to performing more collections, processing and review.
Today, building an integrated multivendor-based digital facility is very difficult due to the numerous networking architectures, interfaces, formats and data descriptors.