Understanding File Layout
PeopleTools supports reading and writing to plain text files, and to files that have a format based on a File Layout definition that has been created in Application Designer.
If the file is a plain text file, data is read or written using text strings.
If the file is based on a File Layout, you can use text strings, rowset, or record objects.
This simplifies reading, writing, and manipulating hierarchical transaction data with PeopleCode.
File layout methods and properties are noted as such in their descriptions.