delimited ASCII sequential files

n.ComputingA format for data output in which information is written as a continuous stream, with fields separated by special characters.


The format is often used when fields are variable in length. A common format is comma-separated values (CSV); each field in a record is separated by a comma, with text fields enclosed with single or double quotation marks, brackets, or braces so that internal commas are not confused with delimiters; each record is delimited by a new line.