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BAI (file format)

BAI, or the BAI file format, is a file format for performing electronic cash management balance reporting. The BAI format was developed and previously maintained by the Bank Administration Institute. One common application of the BAI format is for use by banks to transmit returned item data to customers). The current release is Cash Management Balance Reporting Specifications Version 2, typically referred to as BAI2.

Basic direct access method

Basic Direct Access Method, or BDAM is an access method for IBMs OS/360 and successors computer operating systems on System/360 and later mainframes. BDAM "consists of routines used in retrieving data from, and storing data onto, direct access devices." BDAM is available on OS/360, OS/VS2, MVS, z/OS, and related high-end operating systems.

Bathymetric attributed grid

Bathymetric Attributed Grid is a file format designed to store and exchange bathymetric data. The implementation of the format was caused by the greater adoption of grid bathymetry and need to transfer the necessary information on bathymetry and uncertainty, i.e. metadata between processing applications. The bag format was developed to provide a container capable of transmitting all the necessary information about the bathymetry of the project. The creation and the access format is through the underlying code is implemented in C language. The format is supported by the open navigation surf ...

Binary file

A binary file is a computer file that is not a text file. The term "binary file" is often used as a term meaning "non-text file". Many binary file formats contain parts that can be interpreted as text, for example, some computer document files containing formatted text, such as older Microsoft Word document files, contain the text of the document but also contain formatting information in binary form.

BOM (file format)

BOM is a computer file format used by the Mac OS X installer. BOM stands for "Bill Of Materials" and is used to determine which files to install, remove, or upgrade. A bill of materials, "BOM", contains all the files within a directory, along with some information about each file. File information includes: the files Unix file permissions, its owner and group, its size, its time of last modification, and so on. Also included are a checksum of each file and information about hard links. BOM files are also used in printed circuit Board PCB designing, where they contain a list of components t ...

COM Structured Storage

COM Structured Storage is a technology developed by Microsoft as part of its Windows operating system for storing hierarchical data within a single file. Strictly speaking, the term structured storage refers to a set of COM interfaces that a conforming implementation must provide, and not to a specific implementation, nor to a specific file format. In addition to providing a hierarchical structure for data, structured storage may also provide a limited form of transactional support for data access. Microsoft provides an implementation that supports transactions, as well as one that does no ...

Compound File Binary Format

Compound File Binary Format, also called Compound File, Compound Document format, or Composite Document File V2 Document, is a compound document file format for storing numerous files and streams within a single file on a disk. CFBF is developed by Microsoft and is an implementation of Microsoft COM Structured Storage. Microsoft opened the format for use by others and is currently used in different programs, from Microsoft Word and Microsoft access business objects. It also creates the basis for extended development.


COMTRADE is a file format for storing oscillography and status data related to transient power system disturbances. COMTRADE files are typically created by intelligent electronic devices, explosive devices, such as electronic protective relays, electrical substations in the system of eating disorders. These IEDs to control the electrical characteristics of the power system by digital sampling measurement of current, voltage, power, frequency, etc. at high speed. Then IEDs used digital signal processing algorithms of these data to detect abnormal conditions in the power system so that autom ...

Databank format

A file format is a procedure to encode information for storage in a computer file. The databank format is an ASCII file format for time series econometric analysis. The format was popularized by micro Tsp. The format of the database is used for data transmission a fixed annual frequency and for undated data. It is supported by TSP, th, and many other econometric applications. Traditionally, the file name ends with the extension.dB. On inspection of the file of Bank data shows that the ASCII text file containing a single data series. The database file is formatted in the structure in series ...

Desktop Color Separations

Desktop Colour Separation is an enhanced Encapsulated PostScript file format that was introduced by Quark, Inc. It is now primarily used for specialised graphics work particularly images that use multiple channels, e.g. when applying different spot colours to each part of a greyscale image.