INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC FACILITY RECORDS (EFR): 3 of 9
EFR data types
The ability to access both discrete and graphic facility data enhances decision making and operations.
EFR can accommodate two primary types of data:
- Discrete data (i.e. alpha-numeric characters) that can be entered in a spreadsheet or database such as text, model and serial numbers, costs, warranty expiration dates, etc.
- Graphical data representations such as floor plans, systems drawings, and photographs.
Examples of discrete (below left) and graphical (right) data types.
Examples of Discrete data
Discrete data is typically comprised of alphanumeric characters that can be stored in database fields.
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