Sequential file

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
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A sequential file is one containing and stores data in chronological order. The data itself may be ordered or unordered in 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