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Revision as of 19:15, 15 August 2010

The SEEK statement sets the next byte or record position of a file for a read or write.


Syntax: SEEK filenumber%, position%


  • The filenumber must be a file that is OPEN.
  • Position is a byte in BINARY or sequencial files created in OUTPUT, APPEND or INPUT (file mode)s.
  • Position is the record in RANDOM files to read or write.
  • The SEEK statement can work with the SEEK function to move around in a file.


Example: A SEEK statement using the SEEK function to move to the next random record in a file.

SEEK 1, SEEK(1) + 1


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