subfile

noun
sub·​file | \ˈsəb-ˌfī(-ə)l \
variants: or sub-file
plural subfiles or sub-files

Definition of subfile 

: a file (such as a computer file) that is part of a larger file or derived from parts of larger files You simply search through existing files for all the records matching a particular set of criteria and designate those records as a subfile.— Robert Moskowitz

First Known Use of subfile

1962, in the meaning defined above

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