An unformatted record is a record that belongs to a data file that does not have a structure file applied to it, and therefore
is not using a layout. You can load and unload structure files whilst a data file is in the editor; see
Load and Unload Structure Files.
Micro Focus Data File Tools window, ensure you have an unformatted data file open.
If you are in Shared mode, click
(Switch to Exclusive Mode).
Select the required record to edit, then click
The record text in the bottom pane becomes editable.
Edit the text in the bottom pane, then click
Tip: When editing records and fields, you can edit in Overwrite or Insert mode, which works much the same as it does on any conventional
word processing package. Press
Insert on your keyboard to toggle between the modes; the current mode (INS or
OVR) is displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the screen.
Yes to confirm.
The record is updated.
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); otherwise, the changes are saved to the data file automatically.