field delimiter

field delimiter

[′fēld də‚lim·əd·ər]
(computer science)
Any symbol, such as a slash, colon, tab, or space, which enables an assembler to recognize the end of a field.
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Customizations were necessary to fully describe the dissertations and incorporated features such as the activation of live link functionality in fields where uniform resource locators (URLs) might be included, the addition of a field to record authors' UMMS departmental affiliations, and the accommodation of Medical Subject Headings by changing the field delimiter from a comma to a semicolon.
If you wish to list abbreviations for the term name, do so before the term-name field delimiter so that the definition immediately follows the delimiter.
Even though he was somewhat annoyed to have his work interrupted, he exclaimed that this was a good message and immediately moved the field delimiter to allow the right amount of space for the date.
Since he was cursoring the zip code field, a SmartHelp messages was sent (similar to that for error 5 in Box 2), suggesting he select Design/Redesign to move the field delimiter (>) to the right.
If you make it the last field on the screen and place the field delimiter at the bottom of the screen, the program will wrap your text as you enter it.
nonalphanumeic field delimiters including tabs and spaces; characters others: