Data-file meaning

The term may refer to a computer file that contains any type of data, including a word processing document or spreadsheet. It may also refer to a database file that contains records, such as orders and customers. A data file might also refer to the source code of a program but generally not to its executable machine language (see program file). See data format and file.
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An electronic file containing the work created with a computer program. The contents of a data file are information in text or graphic format. See also graphics, program file, and text.
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