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To get a listing of the fields in a file (and other file attributes), use the List File Attributes option. This listing displays the structure of the file and the characteristics of the fields in the file; it does not show entries, records, or any data contained in the file. This information can be very useful when deciding what fields to include in a report, or what fields to edit.
You have your choice of the following formats for the listing:
First, choose the file to display information about; you can use either its file number or name.
When you select the file, you have the option of requesting a range of files. If you select a range of files, the file number of the "go to" file must be higher than the file number of the "start with" file.
If you are prompted "Select SUB-FILE:", this indicates that the file you are working with has Subfiles. If you want information only about a Subfile, specify the Subfile at this prompt. If you don't choose a Subfile, your listing usually will include information about all fields in the file, including those in all Subfiles.
Next, choose a format for the listing:
Select LISTING FORMAT: STANDARD// ?
ANSWER WITH LISTING FORMAT NUMBER, OR NAME
1 STANDARD 2 BRIEF 3 CUSTOM-TAILORED 4 MODIFIED STANDARD 5 TEMPLATES ONLY 6 GLOBAL MAP 7 CONDENSED 8 INDEXES AND CROSS-REFERENCES ONLY 9 KEYS ONLY
Reviewed/Updated: October 2016