flach angeben

English translation: specify/state 'flat' (i.e., unstructured)

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German term or phrase:flach angeben
English translation:specify/state 'flat' (i.e., unstructured)
Entered by: Robin Salmon (X)

12:03 Apr 26, 2005
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Computers: Systems, Networks / data transfer
German term or phrase: flach angeben
Hier kann key flach angegeben werden, z.B. fileinfo,extention greift auf....zu.

I'm thinking "specify plainly" at the moment.
Robin Salmon (X)
Australia
Local time: 11:05
specified/stated 'flat' (i.e., unstructured)
Explanation:
In the ICT context, 'flat' commonly means 'unstructured'. My take would be that the key can be a simple text string and does not have to be embedded in any more elaborate structure.

At a stretch, it could also mean that the key is stated in unencoded form (which does not mean the same thing as unencrypted, but rather that the key is stated directly, rather than be referenced by some other item).

sample ref:

Flat File
... Definition: Flat files are data files that contain records with no structured relationships. Additional knowledge is required to interpret these files ...
databases.about.com/cs/administration/g/flatfile.htm
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Ken Cox
Local time: 03:05
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specified/stated 'flat' (i.e., unstructured)


Explanation:
In the ICT context, 'flat' commonly means 'unstructured'. My take would be that the key can be a simple text string and does not have to be embedded in any more elaborate structure.

At a stretch, it could also mean that the key is stated in unencoded form (which does not mean the same thing as unencrypted, but rather that the key is stated directly, rather than be referenced by some other item).

sample ref:

Flat File
... Definition: Flat files are data files that contain records with no structured relationships. Additional knowledge is required to interpret these files ...
databases.about.com/cs/administration/g/flatfile.htm

Ken Cox
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