A record layout accompanies a name and address file, identifying the information found in each position within a record. A layout is helpful to our Data Processing department personnel in that it provides the analyst with a key to understanding the raw data contained in the file. Back
a description of all the individual fields that comprise each record in the data file
The record layout is shipped with the mag tape. It provides the person who is receiving the tape the material necessary on how to read the tape and what is on the tape.
A diagram or list of the contents of a logical record describing each data field's informational content, length, and position.
The sequence and definitions of fields in a record.
Description covering the entire record length to denote where on a tape each part (or field) of the record appears, such as name, local address, city, state, ZIP code, and other relevant data.
A written, field-by-field description of the data contained in a record, typically describing each field as to its length, beginning and ending positions, name, editing characteristics and data format (i.e., character, hex, packed, etc.).