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I am creating a Java application, in which I want to create a class that will relate to a row in database.

I decided to use Entity while naming the class with a prefix/suffix. But, This page says:

An entity is a lightweight persistence domain object. Typically, an entity represents a table in a relational database, and each entity instance corresponds to a row in that table.

I am too conscious & put much time while naming classes, packages etc.

So, what are the other terms, a row in a database can be referred with?

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    A row is a row. There is no other name for it. Some people use the term "record", but as Joe Celko put it: "Rows are not records; fields are not columns; tables are not files" – a_horse_with_no_name Apr 17 '15 at 6:24
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    I think, his statement states that "In DBMS terminology a row should not be called a record". But, when a row has been retrieved & transformed into a bean instance that you app holds, it can be referred as a record. That's what I understand from this answer. Am I right? – Akshat Apr 17 '15 at 8:39
  • Yes, that's true – a_horse_with_no_name Apr 17 '15 at 9:25
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It's right to use Entity name for prefix/suffix to represent a table schema as your class Entity is a mapping to table schema not the data of the table.

And in terms of data mapping a single instance of the Entity will always represent the row as the row will have all those columns which are attributes in entity and a List of the Entity will represent a table.

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