Records are the most commonly used data structure in a typical Caplin Platform installation.

A record consists of a subject, and one or more fields that contain different types of data. For example, a record containing foreign exchange data could have several price fields (such as the last bid and ask prices) together with time and date fields, whereas an index record would have a price field but no bid or ask values.

You can structure the data in a record in one of four different ways:

Records can be grouped into containers , which are especially useful for displaying tabular data in a window on the client.

Records are used for trade messages too.