I need a synonym for the word "field" (Database context)

I need a synonym for "field"  as in the database usage of the word (e.g. the first name field, last name field, address field, etc.)
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CompProbSolvConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you really are referring to a database field, I'd recommend that you NOT use a synonym.  It's a very well-established term and you'll provide a benefit to your audience by using it.  Just be sure to explain it well the first time you use it.
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Paul MacDonaldConnect With a Mentor Director, Information SystemsCommented:
"Column", in the aggregate, would work.  "Entry", "Data point"...?
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Scott CConnect With a Mentor Senior Systems EnginerCommented:
How about "cell"?
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Paul MacDonaldConnect With a Mentor Director, Information SystemsCommented:
If you're talking about the UI part (rather than the database part) you can say "box", "textbox", or "area".
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David BigelowConnect With a Mentor Staff Operations SpecialistCommented:
Fill in the blank, box, space. From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Form_(document)
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
I'm writing a manual and I try not to use the same words in a sentence.  I wound up rewording the sentence after struggling with several synonyms. Everyone's suggestions were helpful.  But I'm sticking with the word "field". Even though I was hankering for a workable synonym.
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CompProbSolvCommented:
I agree in general that it is preferable if you don't repeat words in a sentence, but I'd argue that this rule should be disregarded in technical writing.  If "field" is the proper term, I'd suggest using it exclusively, other than when you may be trying to explain what it means.  It doesn't make for "pretty prose" but it can be much clearer, which is usually the main intent of technical writing.
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
Thank you all!
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