What is Field and Field Size?

Field:
  • A column of a table which stores a particular type of data is known as a field. It is the smallest unit of the database. It is also known as attribute.
  • In other words, it is a piece of information about a record.
  • For example a table contains Name and Address of students where only names are stored under "Name" and address are stores under "Address" field name.
Field Size:
  • The field size is the maximum size for data that is stored in a field that is set to the text data type, the number data type, or the auto-number data type etc.

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