The Data File Editor enables you to tailor input data files for use in program testing, and view output data files to verify
the program is operating correctly. You can edit and view data as records formatted against your program specification, with
minimal set-up work.
Using the Data File Editor, you can:
- View and edit records and fields in a data file
- Create new data files
- Look at data using either the ANSI or EBCDIC character sets
- Search through a data file for a string
- Create records
- Delete records
- Print data
Important: To view and edit a data file that contains formatted data, you must first create a record layout file to apply to the data
file. You do this using the Record Layout Editor. The remaining topics in this section assume that formatted data files have
a record layout associated with them. See
Record Layout Editor for details.