Editing Data Files

There are a number of ways in which you can edit the records within formatted and unformatted data files. The types of edits available are sometimes dependent on the type of organization of the file.

A formatted data file is one that has a structure file applied to it, and therefore is being displayed using one or more record layouts. An unformatted data file does not have a structure file applied, and therefore displays its records unformatted, as one continuous string, per record.