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steve mcdonald
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"All text values, and all fields (which are text only), contain only 8 bit characters, null terminated if less than the maximum length for the field. The character encoding is 8 bit US ASCII."

Can I assume all the values in records are text only and it is not necessary to perform datatype mapping or any sort of translations

Is that a safe assumption based on the instructions ?

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Andrew Monkhouse
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Hi Steve,

Take a look at the method signature for the read() method specified in your instructions - it should show that only Strings can be returned. So no type conversion is required.

Regards, Andrew
 
steve mcdonald
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thanks Andrew
 
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