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A file containing relatively permanent data is

[A]. Random file
[B]. Transaction file
[C]. Master file
[D]. Sequential file
[E]. None of the above

Answer: Option C


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Deeksha said: (Nov 30, 2013)  
What is master file?

Rajesh Adhana said: (Nov 21, 2014)  
A permanent file, periodically updated, that serves as an authoritative source of data.

Priyanka said: (Aug 26, 2016)  
I can not understand this. Please explain in detail.

Shewangizaw Bogale said: (Feb 20, 2017)  
Master file : a collection of records pertaining to one of the main subjects of an information system, such as customers, employees, products and vendors.

Swapnali said: (Mar 19, 2017)  
Master File.

--> The data stored in these files are permanent by nature
--> This file is empty while nature
--> This files are updated only through recent transactions
--> This file stores large amount of data
Eg: customer ledgers, student database

Transaction File.

--> The data stored in these files are temporary by nature
--> This file contains data only for period of time and send to the master file
--> Any data to be modified is done in this file
--> In this file the data to be modified is stored .
Eg: price of the products, customers order for the products, inserting new data to the database etc.

Sadaf Khan said: (Apr 4, 2017)  
Thanks @Swapnali.

Alen said: (Oct 30, 2017)  
Thank you @Swapnali for explaining with examples.

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