What is file?

file meaning (1) (ISO) A set of related records treated as a unit; e.g., in stock control, a file could consists of a set of invoices. (2) The largest unit of storage structure that consists of a named collection of all occurrences in a database of records of a particular record type. Syn: data set.


reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)