Translate Format Information

Format information can include file attributes in the following categories:

Not all categories are required. Many formats only include major format and file class, or major format only.

The format information has the following structure:


For example:

Each number in the format information represents a file attribute. The entry represents a Lotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet file version 9.0, where

81= Lotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet (major format)

 2 = Spreadsheet (file class)

 0 = not defined (minor format)

 9 = 9 (major version)

 0 = 0 (minor version)

This example applies to the formats.ini file. When extracting format information using the , the same format is represented as


The format values returned from differ from those in formats.ini because the former defines a unique ID for each major format, while the latter uses a major version, minor version, and minor format to distinguish between formats.