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Print Database Definition

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Print Database Definition

This option documents your database structures for your files.First choose the database whose structure you wish to print. You then specify the printer required to print the report.

The printout gives full details of the database and includes:

Header block

the database pathname

the number of records reserved for the database structure and the number of records in use

the size of individual records in characters

the number of disk sectors reserved for the database definition

the number of disk sectors reserved for the item specifications

the number of disk sectors reserved for the prime index. If no prime index is defined, then this is zero

the number of disk sectors reserved for the first secondary index. If no such index is defined, then this is zero

the number of disk sectors reserved for the second secondary index. If no such index is defined, then this is zero

The number of disk sectors reserved for the table entries required for this database.If no tables were specified, then this is zero

The number of sectors reserved for the data itself —this excludes any memos associated with this database — see also Configuration Guide

the total number of disk sectors reserved on disk for this database

The total number of characters (bytes) reserved for this database

Data Items - Each data item is listed showing:

its number in the sequence 1-160

the name you have given to each data item

the type of data item

the number of characters that this data item will need to print in full on reports

the number of characters within the record needed to store this data item

for calculated-type fields, the definition of the calculation —see above and Configuration Guide. Since values are determined "on the fly”, no space is taken in the record.Only the definition takes space in the header to the database

  • Release ID: Standard