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I am documenting a system that will be used by tax assessors, among others.
This group uses the word "value" in a specific way. I had been using the
word for data or information or search criterion--whatever you would put
into a database field.
The format for each statement is:
ATTRIBUTE OPERATION VALUE(S)
VALUE: HIGHLAND PARK
Multiple values must be separated by a comma.
At a recent user group session, I noticed that a few users stumbled. Do any
handy synonyms occur to any of you? I haven't come up with a satisfyingly
concise alternative yet (the three alternatives I listed above--data,
information, search criterion--don't quite work).
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