creating .DAT files

This is a discussion on creating .DAT files within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; hi people! creating a .DAT file is not so much of a prob, i know you can just give it ...

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    creating .DAT files

    hi people!
    creating a .DAT file is not so much of a prob, i know you can just give it a .DAT extention name.
    what i would like to know is how data is stored o the file and hows it is retreived.

    any suggestions??
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    This was asked a while ago?

    .dat can mean anything.....what app are you hoping to use it for

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    application?

    I am coding a prog to accept data froma dat file stored on an a: drive, which will then do several calculations then output it to a printer,

    my problem is i need to create a dat file with data to test the program,i'm not sure how data is stored within a dat file.

    Do i just type a load of text/numbers seperated with comma's,then save as PROG.DAT?

    or is there a specific layout that i should be looking at?
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    A .dat file could be anything......

    Pick a method you feel comfortable with and go with it........

    As long as your .das files arent read by another app...there's no problem

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