A value of a record type consists of components which are usually of different types or subtypes. For each component of a record value or record object, the definition of the record type specifies an identifier that uniquely determines the component within the record.
Term that identifies the format, genre, or medium used to produce or classify a library resource. Valid values will vary by database. Use the advanced or expert search screens to select a valid record type from the drop-down menu. See also document type; resource type
A record that has a consistent logical structure. In files that include different units of analysis , for instance, different record types are needed to hold the different variables. For example, one record type might have a variable for income in one column and another record type might have a variable for household size in that same column. The codebook will describe these different structures and how to determine which is which so that you can tell your statistical software how to interpret that particular column as income or household size. Rectangular File