Record Element Types (RETs)

Record element types are one of the most difficult concepts in function point analysis. Most record element types are dependent on a parent - child relationship. In this case, the child information is a subset of the parent information. In a parent child relationship there is a one to many relationship. That is, each child piece of information is linked directly to a field on the parent file. More will be discussed about RETs in the internal logical file and external interface file sections.