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This is documentation for Caché & Ensemble. See the InterSystems IRIS version of this content.

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Opens a file and assigns it to a file buffer.


F-OPEN fb [DICT] filename
F-O fb [DICT] filename


fb An integer specifying the file buffer to be used. Available values are 1 through 9.
filename The name of the file to open. filename can be a literal, or a reference to a buffer or a select list that contains the file name.


The F-OPEN PROC command opens a file and assigns it to a file buffer. You can use the optional DICT keyword to specify that the file is a dictionary file.

F-OPEN is a PQN command.

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