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A row is a horizontal group of values within a table. It contains values for multiple fields, which are defined by columns.

Because rows contain data from multiple columns, in databases, each table row may be considered a record. For example, a row (or record) from a Employee table may contain an employee's name, address, position, salary, and other information. When querying a database, the results are typically returned as an array of rows, which is similar to a group of records. Individual values can be accessed by selecting a specific column (or field) within a row.

NOTE: When displaying data in a table format, the top row is often called the table header. The cells in the row typically contain the name of each field.

Updated: June 7, 2011

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