file layout

file layout

[′fīl ‚lā‚au̇t]
(computer science)
A description of the arrangement of the data in a file.
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file layout

The format of a file. See file format and record layout.
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In addition, a system file layout will show you available tables within an information system and fields contained in the tables.
For those who want to read more about changes to data files, we released a white paper about electronic score reports, and we prepared a comparison of the current and future file layout. As always, the most up-to-date, official information for enrollment leaders can be found on the College Board's website.
Appended are: (1) Complete Counts of Cohort 1 Students; (2) Average Performance of Cohort 1 Students; (3) District Data File Layout; and (4) Example of Program Report.
Under the initiative, program participants will have one file layout to submit loan data to all three GSEs.
Efficiency and risk management gains, she explains, came from adopting a forwardlooking vendor payment instrument for euros; replacing multiple national euro payment instruments with a single payment type and reducing the number of payment types from at least one per country to one per region; reducing set-up costs and lead time since only one payment type is used; reducing bank fees by moving cross-border funds transfers from costly wires to inexpensive credit transfers; and adopting a standard Oracle data set and consistent file layout for all SEPA countries.
RehabWorks collaborates with the customer's software provider to confirm that its current software can import a file, provides a file layout for its system, and tests it to ensure satisfactory results.
The data format for each feed needs to be standardized, and the data layout from each feed needs to be mapped into a master file layout. Only after this has been accomplished can the matching algorithms be employed.
The new tool also permits users to manage loan/disbursement changes using a common file layout rather than proprietary layouts, allowing for increased communication with other lenders, schools, services and guarantors.
If needed, connected parties can be allowed to download correct and edited data in a flat file layout of their choice via the Internet.
The choice is difficult and is dependent on the file layout, access pattern, access size, and cache management algorithm.