Terminator

A terminator is a syntax object that appears at the end of a data object. The terminator becomes part of the data type definition.

None
There are no terminators.
Literal
A constant value. Expand the Terminator property to define the literal terminator Value.
Variable
Allow for possible values. Expand the Terminator property to define the variable terminator Default, Item, and Find properties.

For example, a carriage return/linefeed (CR/LF) at the end of a record is the record's terminator.

Generally, if the data ends with a given syntax object, you should define a literal terminator. For example, it is very common to define a CR/LF as a terminator of a record when you know that the record always ends with a CR/LF, regardless of where the record appears.


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