character field

character field

A data field that holds alphanumeric characters. Contrast with numeric field.
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Comparing him to Blackadder character Field Marshal Haig, Verhofstadt said Farage was: '"sitting safely in his office, while his people are walking in the cold and the rain.
Many applications, on the other hand, use a perfectly innocent windowing protocol to process dates input as six characters to data files that store the result in an eight character field. The "19" or "20" the computer tags onto the front of the year stays there forever.
The memo field type--a special kind of character field in which a large number of characters may be stored for extensive notes--permits reference ranges to be stored for each test.
As their character fields disperse and expand, early US novels manage the risks of circulation by creating "hubs" that help "control the links that form" along the way (140).
and Lifetime Software Technologies Inc., uses extensive data entry correction rules to prevent errors such as double entries, numbers in character fields, impossible dates, and other data anomalies that can arise during manual data entry.
X12 promised a partial solution by stripping out all those wasteful blank trailing spaces in character fields and even skipping totally blank fields so communications time and cost would be kept to a minimum.