RECTYPE

Define the type of records to write to a file

 

 

 

VSupported on OpenVMS
RECTYPE:record

Arguments

record

One of the following values: (n)

0 = Undefined record format

1 = Fixed‑length records

2 = Variable‑length records

3 = VFC (variable‑fixed control)

4 = Stream format records

5 = Stream format records with line‑feed carriage control

6 = Stream format records with carriage‑return carriage control

Discussion

The RECTYPE qualifier enables you to specify the type of records that are written to a file.

By default, OpenVMS creates variable‑length records for sequential and print files, and fixed‑length records for ISAM, relative, and block mode files.

See also

OPEN.