RE: what's *.dat?

Subject: RE: what's *.dat?
From: APEERY -at- FAMILYDOLLAR -dot- COM
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 14:57:13 -0400

Disclaimer: I rarely know what I'm talking about.

Suggestion #1: In our IT dept., a .DAT file is kind of like a mainframe text
file. However, these I can open with Notepad. Sometimes it's gibberish,
but I can open it.

Suggestion #2: I think MicroFocus COBOL had an input file system where
programs actually read 2 files - an index (.idx) and a data (.dat) file.
Could it be this sort of file?

Not much, I know, but I HTH!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jennifer O Neill [SMTP:jennifer -dot- oneill -at- village -dot- uunet -dot- be]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 2:30 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: what's *.dat?
>
> I've received a file with the format *.dat. I've no idea what it could be.
> I
> can't open it. Any ideas? Thanks.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jennifer

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