What is the correct word for a fixed list of choices?
Something that appears in a select box in a computer application or as titles around a knob on a device. Like, music genre list in iTunes or equalizer presets on a guitar combo.
These are lists that would be held in a single-column database table. I would like to have an encompassing word for all such tables.
- Is it codebook? There is no encoding taking place.
- dial? Too much resembling an actual piece of hardware.
- lookup table may sound good, but there is no lookup. It is just a list of choices.
What word do software/database architects use to describe those? What is the label of a menu item in an administrative interface of an information system?