Data Concepts of the iSeries, eServer i5, or System i5 and Your Workstation

The basic components of data management are files, records, and fields. A file is an aggregate of records, referenced by a single name. Each record in a file contains one or more items of correlated information. Each item of information is called a field.

The iSeries, eServer™ i5, or System i5® and your workstation use different functions to store and group data, and to set the format.