PCFT Entries

PCFT is a keyword that identifies this record as containing the file type indicator. It is followed by an indicator identifying the type of file in which the data is stored. It must appear only once, and must start in column 1, after the PCFDF record and before any PCFL records. An optional comment can follow this file-type indicator if separated from the indicator by at least one space.

Following is an example of a PCFT entry:

Table 1 shows the valid file-type indicators.

Table 1. File-Type Indicators
Indicator File Type
1 ASCII text
2 DOS random
3 BASIC sequential
4 BASIC random
5 Data interchange format (DIF**)
6 No-conversion file
7 Reserved
8 DOS random type 2
9 BIFF format