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Flexfield - definition(s)

flexfield - In an Oracle environment, a flexfield is a database field that has flexibility built into it so that users can define reporting structures that are relevant to their specific organizations. Two types of flexfields are provided: key flexfields, which are required to record key data elements in Oracle applications, and descriptive flexfields, which are user-defined and record data elements that aren't automatically provided.

Related glossary terms: record, splay tree, in-memory database, virtual private database (VPD), Edgar F. "Ted" Codd, extent, field, object-oriented database management system (OODBMS / ODBMS), hash / hashing / hash algorithm, Very Large Database (VLDB)

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