I'm not sure if this question is appropriate, but anyway here goes.
I want to communicate the number of "data points" in my database. That is every single value, including more generic values such as
id, etc. (e.g.
Currently, I have been using the word "data point". However, this can sometimes lead to confusion as often people associate "data point" to a unique value representing some kind of measurement. For example if I am storing weather data, and I said my database has 100 million data points, then some people might assume that I have collected 100 million unique measurements of weather.
Is there a better term instead of "data points"?