(fIl') n.

related data stored together under a common name. I/O routines treat each file as a separate location in storage.

FILE (SAS word)

Data step statement. Output text file.

Command. Saves a text file.

file data buffer


a block of memory that contains the data of the current record in a text file.
Abbr. FDB.

file ID


an integer value that identifies an open file accessed with I/O functions. The OPEN or MOPEN function assigns the file ID when it opens a file.

file shortcut

(fIl' sho^rt' kut) n.


file type


a particular way of organizing a particular kind of data in a file, usually as identified by a short code.

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