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Parsing the Data File

 
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Hi,
I have been able to parse the data file. But I have one question regarding the 2 byte flag that indicates whether the record is valid or deleted. I am not able interpret correctly:
The flag is 2 bytes. If it is deleted record, then it will be stored as 0x8000 (per the assignment). But how can 2 bytes (that is the size of the flag) store 0x8000.

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Jayprakash
 
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0x8000 is 1000 0000 0000 0000 in binary. That's 16 bits (a short in Java terms).
 
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2 byte can hold 0xFFFF or 2^16 whats equals to a java short as Barry said

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