Sequential File

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

sequential numbersA sequential file is one that contains and stores data in chronological order. The data itself may be ordered or unordered within the file. Unlike a random-access file, sequential files must be read from the beginning, up to the location of the desired data. Sequential files are often stored on sequential access devices, like a magnetic tape.

Chronological, Magnetic tape, Tape terms