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DEFINITION: Also see file format.1) A format (noun, pronounced FOHR-mat) is a preestablished layout for data. A computer program accepts data as input in a certain format, processes it, and provides it as output in the same or another format. All data is stored in some format with the expectation that it will be processed by a program that knows how to handle that format. Generically, data formats tend to  … 
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SAPĀ® Business Data Interchange with SEAL Systems DPF
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WHITE PAPER: This white discusses the flow of information between SAP modules and how to obtain linked documents from one SAP module to another.
Posted: 01 Sep 2011 | Published: 31 Mar 2011

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FILE FORMATS DEFINITION (continued): …  fall into bitmaps (strings of 0s and 1s) that describe images or sound patterns (or both), text formats (in which usually each byte value is mapped to a character), and numeric data formats (used by spreadsheet and other database programs).A hard disk or other storage device is also said to be formatted when its space has been organized and divided into pieces that can be controlled for convenient storage and access. For example, a hard disk may be formatted into areas called sectors, tracks, and clusters.2) To format (verb) a document or file for printing or displaying is to add the necessary … 
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