File Format Information

The Business Entity List Data consists of 9 separate files. The first line of each file will contain the field names. The tilde symbol (~) is used as the data delimiter. The files may be joined together using the RecordID field.

The File Format identifies the file name of each data file, the field names, field order and data type of each field. The Business Entity List Data files will be compressed into one file for downloading.

Instructions on opening files in Microsoft Excel 2007

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