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Externally Described files over Internally Described

Post  muthuraman on Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:41 am

What is the benefit of using Externally Described files over Internally Described?


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Re: Externally Described files over Internally Described

Post  swaminathan on Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:36 pm

If u have externally described file then u need not required to define the field descriptions every time.. u can just refer this field descriptions..

Whereas if u have flat file or program described file u have to define the field description every time u create a program.. Time consumption and maintainance becomes difficult..

Correct me if i am wrong

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Re: Externally Described files over Internally Described

Post  razuk_r on Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:47 pm

Yes, I agree with Swaminathan, added to his above comments, if we want to change the field attributes such as text, length, etc., then Externally Described file is good.

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