fixed data (permanent data, reference data, archival data, or fixed-content data)

Fixed data (sometimes referred to as permanent data) is data that is not, under normal circumstances, subject to change. Any type of historical record is fixed data. For example, meteorological details for a given location on a specific day in the past are not likely to change (unless the original record is found, somehow, to be flawed).

Fixed data (sometimes referred to as permanent data, reference data, archival data, or fixed-content data) is data that is not, under normal circumstances, subject to change. Examples of fixed data include results from concluded research, medical records, and historical data.

This was first published in November 2005

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