Rules for Exporting from a Summary to a Text File

When you export a summary to a text file, Monarch Classic uses the following rules to create the export file.

Rows

Each row in the summary is used to create a line of text in the export file.

Columns

Each column in the summary is used to create a column of text in the export file.

Column titles

Monarch Classic can optionally export the column titles as the first line of text. To export the column titles, use the Include Field Names as First Row of Output setting. For a description of this option see Export Options.

Column data

The data exported from each column is determined by its width setting. If a column width is too short to accommodate a value, that value is truncated. If a column width is wider than a value, that value is padded with spaces. This results in a text file that reflects the data and column spacing you see on screen.

Numeric fields may optionally be formatted with leading and trailing zeros (in a format similar to that used by older COBOL applications). See the Pad Numeric Fields with zeros… setting in the Export Options.

 

 

 

 

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