DB_FIXA

COMMAND TYPE : UTILITY

PURPOSE:

To convert a variable record length file in a fixed record length one.

DESCRIPTION:

DIRA can use file with variable or fixed record length, but the direct access to the data and the dichotomy search allowed on fixed record length only. This task reads a variable record length file and writes it as a fixed length record file with a length defined by user. This utility can be used to convert the file type in a VAX/VMS system, or to have all the records with the same length in a unix system.

To convert from fixed record length to variable ones you can use the command DB_UNFIX.

INPUT FIELDS of the command:

Input File name:

The name of the input file with variable length record.

Example : FILE1.DAT

Output File name:

The name of the output file that will have fixed length record.

Example : FILE2.DAT

Length of the record in characters:

The record length of the output file. Maximum record length is 2880 bytes.

Example : 120



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