There are those times when direct access input and output (IO) fulfills information management requirements. This approach is further leveraged by using a record structure of the overall information stored in the direct access file.
When you attempt to read a file and the file does not exist the following message box will appear.
Before you erase the record area the following dialog appears.
Of course the file will be created when you use the Write Data Record option. On subsequent reads this message will not be generated.
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Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems, LLC authored this article.