Qbscrapbook Distribution

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Date: 02-23-93 (06:49)             Number: 368
From: LYN BORCHERT                 Refer#: NONE
  To: AL SCHOEPP                    Recvd: NO  
Subj: Qbscrapbook Distribution       Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
Saturday February 20 1993, Al Schoepp writes to Calvin French:

 AS> Next question,
 AS> Is there some way to delete a record from a random access file other
 AS> than copying all the records except the ones marked for deletion.

Yes, but it's risky.  It's "write-in-place" mode.

Lets say you have a file with 10 records in it numbered 1 to 10.

You want to delete record number 5 from the file.

Open the file twice as file number 1 and 2. (same file)

Read in record 6 and write it out to record 5 then read
record 7 and write it as 6 and so on through the file.

If a disk cache is loaded you will find this to be rather fast.

-=[ Lyn ]=-

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