modify structure

modify structure

[′mäd·ə‚fī ‚strək·chər]
(computer science)
A statement in a database language that allows changes to be made in the structure of the records in a file.

modify structure

A database command that changes a file's structure. Field/column widths and names can be changed, and fields/columns can be added or deleted. It may convert the old data file into the new structure without data loss, unless fields have been truncated or deleted.
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Modify structure to meet confined space / hazardous area requirements.
Education: (i) ensure appropriate attention is devoted to professionalism; and (ii) modify structure and content of educational programs, possibly teaming with other distance-learning providers.
Providers are not allowed to modify structures allotted to them and are required to provide a comprehensive security system to prevent unauthorized entry into housing units meant for low-cost pilgrims," said Sahil Al-Sabyan, a senior official at the Haj Ministry.
This book has been updated, its goal is to explain the structures of native carbohydrates, chemical reactions used to modify structures of native carbohydrates to make more useful food ingredients, reactions that each carbohydrate may undergo during food processing, storage or preparation, the physicochemical properties of specific carbohydrates that make them useful as food ingredients, the molecular bases of these properties and the functionabilities they impart and last how to select an appropriate carbohydrate ingredient for a specific application.
Scientists can create or modify structures using chemical structure drawing software such as ACD/ChemSketch and then insert the structure into the experiment worksheet.
It is also possible to very economically modify and optimize existing technologies, evolve new materials and alloying concepts, modify structures and optimize mechanical properties without operational risks.
Scientists can view, analyze and modify structures using interactive sequence and 3D structure editor windows, as well as optimize macromolecules with tens of thousands of atoms, all on their desktop computers.
They use chemicals and modify structures to eliminate and prevent termites.
In addition, a new graphical browser has been added that allows users to navigate and modify structures more easily.
Able to grow with users needs, MIS Alea enables users to easily add or modify structures within their applications without rebuilding tables or databases.