data definition


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data definition

[′dad·ə ‚def·ə′nish·ən]
(computer science)
The statements in a computer program that specify the physical attributes of the data to be processed, such as location and quantity of data.

data definition

(1) In a source language program, the definitions of data structures (variables, arrays, fields, records, etc.).

(2) A description of the record layout in a file system or DBMS.
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For example, data definitions are managed using version controlled excel documents.
This situation is exacerbated when companies possess multiple data sources and siloed systems having different data definitions, in different formats.
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Your members may have already begun the process of creating their own data definitions.
Translator--translates an SQL transaction to another relational transaction or a non-relational database program using a syntax transformation table from SQL to another relational query language, a set of rules to transform a non-relational data definition to an equivalent relational data definition, and stored information that can be lost during the transformation of a non-relational data definition to a relational data definition.
My students found that using StatView required less than a quarter of the time necessary to accomplish such tasks as data definition, entry, analyses and graphics than in Excel.
The data definition of X obviously affects the next statement, but does not affect the last statements.
Providers and external organizations have developed unique data definition, data collection, and data coding conventions, all unique to their organizations.
BackOffice put a process in place, which allowed the ERP project to be more structured for the deadlines and commitments around data definition and other data-related project components.
a leading global supplier of cross-platform healthcare privacy auditing solutions for Electronic Health Records (EHRs), today announced the availability of the Patient Privacy in Enterprise Security Data Definition Guide.
886 "On Commission data definition of wages for work in the exclusion zone in 1986-1990 year".
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