data entry program


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data entry program

[′dad·ə ¦en·trē ‚prō·grəm]
(computer science)
An application program that receives data from a keyboard or other input device and stores it in a computer system. Also known as input program.

data entry program

An application program that accepts data from the keyboard or other input device and stores it in the computer. Because it establishes the data in the database, the data entry function should test for valid, known data such as city and state names, ranges of account numbers, etc. Data entry is part of many of today's interactive applications; however, in the past it was often a stand-alone program. See validity checking, table lookup, check digit and intelligent database.
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Whereas data entry programs are designed to check data before being entered, you can utilize several techniques after data entry to detect errors if you do not have a data entry program.
The company already boasts some of the fastest data entry programs on the market, designed to allow league administrators the ability to quickly enter data (even at the golf course), so members get real time updates on their golf league website.
Purchase Order Processing will now enable users to add new inventory items, miscellaneous charge codes and terms codes "on the fly," directly from the module's data entry programs.