Random Access File


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Random Access File

A computer file in which the user has the ability to access any point of a sequence in an equal amount of time. Random access files contrast with sequential access files in which different points in a sequence take varying amounts of time to access.
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The syntax required to set up a random access file is much more complex than that of sequential files.
To use data that are in a random access file, the same OPEN and FIELD statements that were used to store the data must be included in the program.
Random access files are more difficult to code but can be updated as needed.
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