fixed length record


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fixed length record

A data record that contains fixed length fields.
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Fixed format and fixed length record structures must be replaced by nonnormal record structures which allow storage, retrieval, and manipulation of dynamic and unanticipated information [8].
Initial mechanisms for extracting fixed length records from 'flat files' or hierarchical databases gave way in the 1980s to relational database querying through the Structured Query Language (SQL).