top of file
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top of fileThe beginning of a file. In a word processing file, it is the first character in the document. In a data file, it is either the first record in the file or the first record in the index. For example, in a dBASE file that is indexed on name, goto top might go to physical record #608 if record #608 is AARDVARK.
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