A special text character that indicates a record or field boundary within a text stream, rather than being interpreted as an actual part of the text itself (e.g., the characters and act as delimiters for HTML tags).
A special character that sets off, or separates, individual items in a program or in a set of data. Programming languages typically delimit such variable-length elements as comments, strings, and program blocks. Databases use two forms of delimiters: field delimiters and record delimiters. Characters used as delimiters include commas, semicolons, tabs, carriage returns, and colons.
The symbol used to separate fields in a plain text database flat file. By default, flat files are â€œtab-delimitedâ€, but some merchants prefer to use the vertical "pipe" character, "|", because it is rarely found in their existing product descriptions.
Special characters that separate different items in a command line; for example, a colon separates the drive specification from the filename. The CCP recognizes the following characters as delimiters: . : = ; - , blank, and carriage return. Several CP/M commands also treat the following as delimiter characters: , [ ] ( ) $. It is advisable to avoid the use of delimiter characters and lower-case characters in CP/M filenames.
(1) A character used to indicate the beginning and end of a character string. (2) A flag that separates and organizes items of data. (3) A character that groups or separates words or values in a line of input.
(1) (n.) A value that separates and organizes items of data. (2) (n.) A character that logically separates words or arguments on a command line. Two frequently used delimiters in the UNIX® system are the space and the tab.
A delimiter is a character which delimits words. Those characters which are not delimiters are called non-delimiters or identifier characters. By default, delimiters include any characters other than alphabets, digits and underscore. The set of delimiters is configurable. Non-Delimiter Any character that is not a delimiter. By default, non-delimiters include alphabets, digits and underscore.
A flag, symbol, or convention used to mark the boundaries of a record, field, or other unit of storage. Many data transfer processes include a translation process of creating a 'Tab' or 'Comma' delimited file from the source, which is interpreted to load to a target.
A delimiter is used to tell when one thing ends and another begins. Delimiters are widely used in text-based databases to separate one field from another. For example, in the string "one:two:three" the colon is the delimiter. You can break a string into components based on a delimiter using the split() function; you can put the string back together again using the join() function.
Within the MARC formats, delimiters are used to identify and differentiate between separate elements within a field. The delimiter sign is used with a MARC subfield code in front of each data element to identify subfields within MARC fields.
A text character that marks the beginning and/or end of a unit of data or separates different data components. For example, periods are used as delimiters in domain names, hyphens and parentheses are used in phone numbers and social security numbers, and blank spaces and commas are used in written text.
The nocem delimiters are "@@BEGIN NCM HEADERS", "@@BEGIN NCM BODY", and "@@END NCM BODY". (It should be self evident where these go.) Note that the ending delimiter MUST be present so that insecure message delivery protocols can be used. (Someone could forge a post and append additional message-ids which would be acted on, if the signature checking program doesn't separate the signed and non signed text...)
The "divider" character, often a comma, between separate fields in database records. It is a special character that indicates a record or field boundary within a text stream, rather than being interpreted as an actual part of the text itself.
interface: A character used to separate items of information. Tabs, commas, and returns are the most popular delimiters, but some applications allow you to specify whatever you want. Delimiters are most important when importing and exporting data from one application to another. For example, if you save an Excel spreadsheet as a text-only file and import it into a word processor, the data from each cell will have a tab character after it, and each row's data will be followed by a carriage return. Tab-and-return delimiters are also commonly used in database import/export. One thing to remember: a delimiter character should not appear elsewhere in the data.
A unique character used to separate items written to the same line within a file. Files often use commas or tabs as delimiters. A comma-delimited file, for example, is easy to open in a program like Excel; items separated by commas are placed into separate columns in the Excel file.
A delimiter is a sequence of one or more characters used to specify the boundary between separate, independent regions in plain text. An example of a delimiter is the comma character in a sequence of comma-separated values.