Meaning – The term record, refers to an aggregate that consists of data objects, possibly with different attributes, that usually have identifiers attached to them. In some programming languages, records are called structures.
Groups of records are stored in a table, which defines what types of data each record may contain. Databases may contain multiple tables which may each contain multiple records.
Records are often called rows since each new record creates a new row in the table. Individual fields are sometimes called columns since they are the same for each record within a table.
In VTAM, the term record refers to the unit of data transmission for record mode. A record represents whatever amount of data the transmitting node chooses to send.