Edit a Record Using Hexadecimal Values

You can directly edit hexadecimal values within a data file.

Note: When editing files that have record layouts applied, take care that you enter the correct type of data. Invalid data will be formatted to match the data type of the field.
  1. In the Micro Focus Data File Tools window, ensure you have Hex View enabled; see Show Contents of a Data File in Hexadecimal. If you are in Shared mode, click The Switch to Exclusive Mode icon (Switch to Exclusive Mode).
  2. Double-click the record that you want to edit.
  3. In the Hex pane, select the first character in the hex pair.

    This highlights the hex pair and its corresponding character in the Unformatted Record pane and the field pane beneath the layout.

    The Hex pane

  4. Type a new two-digit/character hex pair, then click The Save Record icon (Save Record).
    Note: You cannot enter a numerical or character value if it results in an invalid hex pair.
  5. If you are not using a temporary file for your edits, you are prompted to save the updated record to the file: click Yes to confirm. If you are using a temporary file for your edits (indicated by [TEMP] displayed in the file lock indicator), click Save all changes to file icon (Save all changes to file) after all your edits are made.