Accession Number : ADD095281

Title :   Reform: A General-Purpose Program for Manipulating Formatted Data Files.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL STANDARD REFERENCE DATA SYSTEM

Personal Author(s) : McClenon, Robert C ; Hilsenrath, Joseph

Report Date : Aug 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A program listing and description is given of REFORM, an independent program with which it is possible to manipulate and edit files containing as many as nine different fixed-field card formats. It can select or abridge information from any of the cards and print that information, or reformat new cards in any desired order or arrangement. Provision is made for introducing as many as twenty-six arbitrary strings of characters, each of which may be up to seventy-nine characters in length, thereby permitting the insertion of labels, headings, or comments into the file. The program, which operates on the 1108 computer at NBS, is written in ASA FORTRAN, and care has been taken to reduce to a minimum the program changes required to make the program run on other computers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DATA MANAGEMENT, *COMPUTER FILES, *DATA BASES, *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *EDITING, DATA PROCESSING, PUNCHED CARDS, MAGNETIC TAPE, FORTRAN, FORMATS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE