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VAX File Conversion and Export

VAX File Conversion and Export

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    I have no experience with VAXs and I'm trying to convert a DAT file (I think it is an RMS database file but could be wrong) to a flat (ASCII) file.  Does anyone know how to do this or a good VAX forum?  Thanks.

RE: VAX File Conversion and Export

Do you have the record layout of of the ".DAT" file?
Does it have floating point fields?

For a start, do a DIR/FULL on the file to see what the
file organization is (Sequential, Relative, Indexed...).

Glen

glen@kirbyassociates.com

Example:
DIR/FULL SYS$MANAGER:VMSIMAGES.DAT;

Directory SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSMGR]

VMSIMAGES.DAT;27              File ID:  (8520,7,0)            
Size:           30/36         Owner:    [SYSTEM]
Created:    5-SEP-2003 11:54:38.17
Revised:    5-SEP-2003 11:54:40.74 (3)
Expires:   <None specified>
Backup:    11-SEP-2003 01:57:34.08
Effective: <None specified>
Recording: <None specified>
File organization:  Sequential
Shelved state:      Online
File attributes:    Allocation: 36, Extend: 0, Global buffer count: 0
                    No version limit
Record format:      VFC, 2 byte header, maximum 0 bytes, longest 142 bytes
Record attributes:  Print file carriage control
RMS attributes:     None
Journaling enabled: None
File protection:    System:RWED, Owner:RWED, Group:, World:
Access Cntrl List:  None

Total of 1 file, 30/36 blocks.

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