control: A graphical user
interface object that users interact with when working with applications,
forms, documents, webpages, and other types of files.
data macro: A component
that implements application logic and enables recognition of built-in actions
and tasks for list items.
data source: A database,
web service, disk, file, or other collection of information from which data is
queried or submitted. Supported data sources vary based on application and data
data type: A property of
a field that defines the kind of data that is stored in the field, or defines
the kind of data returned by an expression when the expression is evaluated.
database application: A
set of objects, including tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, and code
modules, that are stored in a database structure.
database object: An
object such as a table, query, form, report, macro, or module that can be
referenced by name in a database, database application, or database project.
display name: A text
string that is used to identify a principal or other object in the user
interface. Also referred to as title.
email address: A string
that identifies a user and enables the user to receive Internet messages.
expression: A combination
of operators, symbols, constants, literal values, functions, names of fields or
and properties that evaluates to a single value.
field: A discrete unit of
a record that has a name, a data type, and a value.
filter: A mechanism by which
a set of data is scoped to display only those entries that meet specified
floating-point number: A
number that is represented by a mantissa and an exponent according to a given
base. The mantissa is typically a value between "0" and
"1". To find the value of a floating-point number, the base is raised
to the power of the exponent, and the mantissa is multiplied by the result.
form: A structured
document with controls and spaces that are reserved for entering and displaying
information. Forms can contain special coding for actions such as submitting
and querying data.
hyperlink: A relationship
between two anchors, as described in [RFC1866].
Hypertext Markup Language
(HTML): An application of the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML)
that uses tags to mark elements in a document, as described in [HTML].
input source: A table,
view, query, or schema diagram that is used as a data source for a query.
lookup field: A field of
the Lookup type that enables users to select an item from another data source.
query: A formalized
instruction to a data source to either extract data or perform a specified
action. A query can be in the form of a query expression, a method-based query,
or a combination of the two. The data source can be in different forms, such as
a relational database, XML document, or in-memory object. See also search
record: A group of related
fields, which are
sometimes referred to as columns, of information that are treated as a unit.
Also referred to as row.
row: A collection of columns that contains
property values that describe a single item in a set of items that match the
restriction specified in a query.
session: A representation
of application data in system memory. It is used to maintain state for
application data that is being manipulated or monitored on a protocol server by
site: A group of related
webpages that is hosted by a server on the World Wide Web or an intranet. Each
website has its own entry points, metadata, administration settings, and
workflows. Also referred to as web site.
sort order: The order in
which the rows in a Table object are requested to appear. This can involve
sorting on multiple properties and sorting of categories.
Uniform Resource Locator
(URL): A string of characters in a standardized format that identifies a
document or resource on the World Wide Web. The format is as specified in [RFC1738].
XML: The Extensible
Markup Language, as described in [XML1.0].
SHOULD, MUST, SHOULD NOT, MUST NOT: These terms (in all caps) are used as
defined in [RFC2119]. All
statements of optional behavior use either MAY, SHOULD, or SHOULD NOT.