Originally posted by Roy Mallard:
I mean the field types (string, date, number etc.) are not given in the data file, so you need to get the type information from somewhere.
I currently hard-code the field types in a class, although I might change this to read the field types from a .properties file.
Originally posted by Stuart Craig:
The relationship between record index and the offset from the start of the file of the specified record; The relationship between the record as a whole and it's individual fields, and the attributes of those fields (e.g. name, size, type).