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.
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
(Switch to Exclusive Mode).
Double-click the record that you want to edit.
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
Type a new two-digit/character hex pair, then click
Note: You cannot enter a numerical or character value if it results in an invalid hex pair.
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) after all your edits are made.