If you are inserting a record into a data file that is using a structure file, the Select Structure dialog box appears.
The record length is set according to the selected layout; the fields are initialized to default values (according to the field type); however, if you have selected a conditional layout, it is not displayed until the conditions within it are met.
The green bar indicates where the record will be inserted.
The editor switches to Insert mode, as indicated in the status bar.
For files with variable record lengths that are not using a layout, the length of any new record defaults to the file's minimum record length, but you can enter text up to the record's maximum length.