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Blocked File

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Blocked File - In mainframe data processing, a file that has had its records separated into blocks, each consisting of a specific number of records. Magnetic media intended to be read/processed by PC's do not require blocking -- such files are unblocked. Records produced in PC formats typically have individual records separated by commas (see Comma-Delimited File) or keyboard tabs (see Tab-Delimited File). [Category=Database Marketing ]

Source: Postcom, 11 February 2010 14:06:59, External






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