The data reformatting process takes place in 7 phases

The data reformatting process takes place in 7 phases:

 

1) The keyword file name is obtained from the DOS command line, or, if none is given, Facform requests one by a screen prompt:

Keyword file name:

Any other keyword commands entered on the DOS command line are also stored.

 

2) The keyword file is read into memory. Some keywords, such as $Facets=, are processed immediately. Any $Spec= instructions are performed, and their contents written to the output specification file.

 

3) The input Facets specification file (if any) is processed. Elements numbers, names and other details (from Labels=) are stored in memory; other specifications are copied into the output specification file.

 

4) The input data file is read and all labels identified. They are matched with or added to the labels already stored in memory. Any $Text= instructions are performed, and their contents written to the output specification file.

 

5) Ordinal numbers are assigned to any labels lacking them, and Labels= followed by all element information are written to the output specification file.

 

6) The input data file is read through again, and the data converted into Facets-format data records and written to the data output file. Data compression of element ranges and identical replications occurs, where feasible.

 

7) Finally, summary statistics for the data formatting run are displayed on screen.


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