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Public Use File Layout

Characteristic Description
File Type ASCII
REC Length 35 Characters
Data Fields per Record 1
Record Type Fixed Length, No Delimiter
File Naming Convention XXstate35.txt where XX represents the last two digits of the fiscal year of the data represented in the file

The 35 character record layout is described below:

Field Name Position Start Position Length Characteristic
   
Government ID
[EXCEL, 17KB]
1-14 1 14 Numeric,zero filled
Item Code
[EXCEL, 84KB]
15-17 15 3 Alpha numeric
Amount
(thousands)
18-29 18 12 Numeric
Survey Year 30-31 30 2 Numeric
Year of Data 32-33 32 2 Numeric
Origin 34-35 34 2 Alpha Numeric

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | State Government Finances | (800) 242-4523| govs.statefinance@census.gov |  Last Revised: July 31, 2013