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A delimited file is a sequential file with column delimiters. Each delimited file is a stream of records, which consists of fields that are ordered by column. Each record contains fields for one row. Within each row, individual fields are separated by column delimiters. All fields must be delimited character strings, non-delimited character strings, or external numeric values. Delimited character strings can contain column delimiters and can also contain character string delimiters when two successive character string delimiters are used to represent one character.

All characters in all records are in the same CCSID. If EBCDIC or ASCII data contains DBCS characters, the data must be in an appropriate mixed CCSID. If the data is Unicode it must be in CCSID 1208.