fixed-length record

fixed-length record

[¦fikst ‚leŋkth ′rek·ərd]
(computer science)
One of a file of records, each of which must have the same specified number of data units, such as blocks, words, characters, or digits.
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The files on the EWIRDB are each in the form of a fixed-length record of 130 bytes each.
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Fixed-length records work well for a number of reasons, particularly when space is not a consideration.
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