variable-length record

variable-length record

[′ver·ē·ə·bəl ¦leŋkth ′rek·ərd]
(computer science)
A data or file format that allows each record to be exactly as long as needed.
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Write each output record multiple times via the new REPEAT parameter -- Select a sample of records for an OUTFIL group -- Write records or groups of records in rotation among output data sets -- Set a default character to pad variable-length input records shorter than the minimum record length -- Set a fill byte for missing field bytes in a variable-length to fixed- length record conversion -- Truncate variable-length input records longer than the LENGTH parameter on the RECORD statement -- Define a byte pattern to be deleted from the end of a variable-length record -- Enable a mixture of fixed and variable-length record input files to be converted to a consistent format before sorting -- Enable a mixture of fixed and variable-length record output files to be produced after sorting

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