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Subject: RE: Terminology: Field vs. Column
Thread ID: 155328 Message ID: 155329 # Views: 1 # Ratings: 0
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Date: Sunday, December 30, 2007 12:27:02 PM         
   


> I work with a long-time Foxpro programmer who never calls a column "column," but rather always "field." Is there a historical reason for that?

Not so much historical I think, it is more to do with the fact that FoxPro is, and always has been, a truly record-based database as opposed to a page-based database (like SQL Server). In record-based databases a 'record' (i.e. a Row) is comprised of 'fields' (i.e. Columns). I believe that the terminology derives from flat-file databases which were constructed on the 'record/field' model.

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Andy Kramek
Microsoft MVP (Visual FoxPro)
Tightline Computers Inc, Akron Ohio, USA

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Terminology: Field vs. Column Posted by Ellen Solomon @ 12/30/2007 11:16:53 AM
RE: Terminology: Field vs. Column Posted by Andy Kramek @ 12/30/2007 12:27:02 PM
RE: Terminology: Field vs. Column Posted by tushar @ 12/30/2007 6:26:57 PM
RE: Terminology: Field vs. Column Posted by Barbara Peisch @ 12/30/2007 9:37:50 PM
RE: Terminology: Field vs. Column Posted by Ellen Solomon @ 12/30/2007 9:42:40 PM
RE: Terminology: Field vs. Column Posted by Barbara Peisch @ 12/30/2007 10:25:11 PM