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a COMPUTER software package which enables data to be created and stored, to be retrieved and analysed later. Databases can, for example, store names and addresses of potential or past customers which can be used to produce mailing lists for SALES PROMOTIONS.
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'The fact that the alleged database record was neither attached nor subsequently submitted by the FIO before the Ombudsman reveal a glaring truth: that there is no database to speak of,' his motion read.
These fields store multiple values within each field and are associated with the main database record by the FileMaker database engine.
Much machine searching currently relies upon matching input to some aspect of the database record. This may be simple and effective if the correct terms are entered into the searching algorithm--very resource intensive if the terms do not match and no internal algorithms allow for variations in the matching.
Before the scanners, SDSU users seeking access to the center had to wait in line to hand their ID cards to a staffer sitting at a desk, who would swipe the cards through a magnetic stripe reader, confirm authorization by matching a database record to a name on the card, and allow the users to pass.
In a separate announcement, CAS and the other operators of STN International have announced that they have enhanced STN on the Web with new convenience features, including one-click access to unique functionality and full-text content that lets searchers explore beyond database record retrieval.
Users retrieving a bibliographic record in the CA or CAplus file will see cited references in a separate Reference field that identifies the document's author, publication reference, and, if available, a link to the complete database record in the CAS files on STN.
Researchers who identify relevant articles or patents by searching CAS and other databases on the STN International network can immediately link from the database record to the associated full-text document on participating journal publishers' Web sites or patent offices for no additional charge.
Moreover, the aggregate of information that comprises a record's contents might not be stored together (e.g., separation of "notes" from the rest of a database record).
Researchers identifying relevant articles or patents by searching CAS databases and others on the STN International network (http://www.cas.org/stn.html) can immediately link from the database record to the associated full-text document on the Web sites of participating journal publishers or patent offices for no additional charge.
When considered together, a single instance of these data elements (name, address, and phone number) within the database is a database record. This difference in use of the term "records" is often a source of confusion when information managers and computer systems personnel begin discussions about managing electronic records.
Users receiving a bibliographic record in the CA or CAplus file will see cited references in a separate "reference" field that identifies the document's author, publication reference, and, if available, a link to the complete database record in the CAS files on STN.