Tape files are used for storing data.
This topic collection describes the tape media supported by the System i™ platform and the i5/OS® licensed program. It also provides information about the characteristics and programming use of tape files.
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- Overview of tape files
Device files and tape files are different concepts. You can read this topic for what device and tape files are, as well as how both of them are used.
These basic concepts help you find out how tape files operate on your system.
- Using tape files
Tape files are used for storing and accessing data on tape media.
- Tape device files in high-level language programs
The tape device files used in high-level languages have different processing types.
- Using overrides
You can use overrides to make temporary changes to file attributes and minor changes in how a program functions.
- Record formats
Here are some examples of different record formats.
Here are the control language (CL) commands and the feedback area layout information for tape files.
- Troubleshooting tape files
This information is designed to help you solve problems related to tape files that you might be experiencing.
- Related information for tape files
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