header record

header record

[′hed·ər ‚rek·ərd]
(computer science)
Computer input record containing common, constant, or identifying information for records that follow.
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Actually, IP allows a packet's route to be traced using the IP header record route option.
The S&P EDGAR service header record, which is added to every document, identifies the CUSIP, company name, ticker symbol, exchange, SIC code, document type, document filing date, document period, page count, and EDGAR document ID.
Called S&P EDGAR, the new service takes the raw SEC feed and adds header records so that a particular document can be identified and retrieved.
But, without the header records and tagging which S&P has added, the recipient of the raw data feed would merely get flooded with unidentified data very rapidly," noted Mr.
Information America (IA) has added credit header records from three of the nation's leading credit bureaus.
the ability to output check run header records, which combine with check run trailer records to enable transmission of a single Positive Pay file containing multiple check runs and different bank accounts