1.3. The Data File

Your data file usually consists of a number of entries. Each of them in turn consists of a series of markers and their values. A typical entry in a data file will look like the following example Figure 1.7 (remember, however that in your project you might additionally be using different markers as well):

An example of an entry in a Data File.

Figure 1.7. An example of an entry in a Data File.

Importantly, this flat text version of your lexicon, does not show the underlying hierarchy, which we have been able to see in the Toolbox project. The data file only records the information about the markers used in a particular entry and their values. LEXUS will make use of this file during the import process. It is, therefore, important that it is consistent with the .typ file.