SQL: Fields and columns, what's in a name?

added by DotNetKicks
12/10/2018 2:45:14 PM

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Old PC style databases and tools (like Access and DBase) and most 4GL databases tended to use the words Record and Field to describe the layout of tables. Relational SQL databases use the terms Row and Column. I endlessly hear discussions about if there's a difference, and where that lies.