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The context: I have 2 databases. The source database where I retrieve data and the target database where I insert data.

What is the collective name I can use for source and target in this context? Target can also be called destination.

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    They are both databases. – Mick Oct 4 '16 at 5:16
  • @MickSharpe I'm looking for something else. You are correct that both are can be called databases. But what if I change the context to say source file and target file. – jmc Oct 4 '16 at 5:29
  • I was just being facetious. This might be a good question for Programmers.SE (since I'm right out of ideas). – Mick Oct 4 '16 at 5:34
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    A graph theoretician would probably be happy to call them both end-points or terminals, but in English, both of those sound like destination. – Scott Oct 4 '16 at 5:34
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    Are they the transfer endpoints, transfer pair? – Jim Oct 4 '16 at 5:35
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Endpoint may work:

Merriam-Webster:

    either of two points or values that mark the ends of a line segment or interval

Wikipedia:

    either of the two nodes of a graph; either of two extreme points on a line segment

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