A record allows you to keep related data items in one structure. If you want information about a person, you may want to know name, age, city, state, and zip.
To declare a record, you'd use:
TypeName = record
identifierlist1 : datatype1;
identifierlistn : datatypen;
InfoType = record
Name : string;
Age : integer;
City, State : String;
Zip : integer;
Each of the identifiers Name, Age, City, State, and Zip are referred to as fields. You access a field within a variable by:
A period separates the variable and the field name.
There's a very useful statement for dealing with records. If you are going to be using one record variable for a long time and don't feel like typing the variable name over and over, you can strip off the variable name and use only field identifiers. You do this by:
Age := 18;
ZIP := 90210;