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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:
Each number in the format information represents a file attribute. The entry
126.96.36.199.0 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.