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B&S: What is the Value used for RecNo

 
Saheed Adepoju
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Hi all
I have a question, might sound stupid but it's still a question! What does one use for RecNo! Do you have to generate one, or is it within the datafile!
Thanks as you reply!
 
Lara McCarver
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If you open the file with TextPad, you will see that the record number is not in the file. I am just assigning a "temporary" record number at run time based on position. The 1st record is 0, and so on. Even though you can't directly access them, in my implementation, deleted records get a record number too, which are not really deleted, just marked as invalid, count as a record. So if record 2 is valid, then the next record is invalid, followed by a valid number, the record number for the next valid record is 4.
 
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