memo field


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memo field

A data field that holds a variable amount of text. The text may be stored in a companion file, but it is treated as if it were part of the data record. For example, in the dBASE command list name, biography, name is in the data file (DBF file) and biography could be a memo field in the text file (DBT file). See CLOB.
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Click to view the full contents of a large text memo field.
Please specify "Theodore and Phyllis Barbera Endowed Award" in the memo field of the check.
Checks can be made out to the club with "Lugo Family Fund" in the memo field.
Woo Memorial Journalism Education Fund in the memo field.
To contribute: Make checks payable to Ecologic Development Fund, and note in the memo field either Guatemala Lake Atitlan Grower Fund or Chiapas Mexico Grower Fund.
In the memo field of all your cheques write "FOR SEXUAL FAVORS".
All of these files -- the data file, the index file, the memo field file, and the image file -- can be managed through one DBMS software.
When a customer's problem description or question about product features is entered (memo fields can be set according to user needs), FSL searches through the problem memo field in the problem/solution database for every use of each word for specific word orders, and for syntactically related phrases.
Postings from the other sections of DacEasy are automatic and pass a journal ID and the transactions memo field to the general ledger as an audit trail.
dBase offers two attractive features that enhance its utility as a text manager: embedded term searching and a memo field.
A particularly useful feature of dBase IV is its memo field.
Atkins, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, and please add in memory of Douglas Lippman to the memo field.