An array tracks multiple occurrences of a given field. The values in the field are all the same field type. For example, you can track all of the components for a printer in the computer file. To accomplish this, create an array field defined as a character type, rather than creating multiple scalar fields. A scalar field is a simple data element comprised of a single occurrence of data (as opposed to an array).

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Methods for adding database dictionary records
Field name requirements
Arrayed structures
Alias fields
Adding a key
Methods for updating database dictionary records
Modifying a key
Methods for deleting database dictionary records
Deleting a key

Search for a field in the database dictionary

Database dictionary data types