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A record layout is

[a] description of the arrangement and structure of information in a record, including the sequence and size of each identified component.[1]
a diagram or list of the contents of a logical record describing each data field's informational content, length, and position.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Emphasis Needed on Government's Efforts To Standardize Data Elements and Codes for Computer Systems, Glossary of Terms, at 61.
  2. EPA, Vocabulary Catalog List Detail - Records Glossary (full-text).
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