serial file

serial file

[′sir·ē·əl ′fīl]
(computer science)
The simplest type of file organization, in which no subsets are defined, no directories are provided, no particular file order is specified, and a search is performed by sequential comparison of the query with identifiers of all stored items.
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Another serial file contains billable item records, arranged in ascending sequence by date within invoice number within customer number.
With this system, users have the option to import parts or all of their RFID data from sources such as: databases, serial files, user input, existing bar code or text fields and external text files.