LONG Field File Descriptive Parameters
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
In a relational database, data in the database is stored in tables consisting of rows and columns. One of the datatypes supported in a table is the LONG VARYING CHARACTER, or long field, type. Because of the large size allowed for this data (larger than the maximum sized row allowed for a table), long field data is stored in a separate file from the rest of the data in the table. This file is called the long field file.