In computer programming, I'm looking for a word to describe values that are not calculated or deduced based on other values. The only word came to mind is 'authentic' but it seems far-fetching. What are my options?
Edit: Thanks for the answers and comments but 'constant' is not what I am trying to express. I want to say this value is not a 'calculated column' (database metaphor) or a transformation of another pre-existing value, instead, the value carries unique information that if you delete this value, some information is lost whereas if you delete a calculated value, nothing is lost as long as you have the formula.
Maybe 'raw' is the best fit here?