# Define File Dictionaries (FDICT.E)
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The FDICT.E procedure provides for the entry and maintenance of the master file dictionary records. These records are used to create or update complete file dictionaries at file time of FDICT.E. The main intent of this procedure is to make the creation of file dictionaries easier and more consistent.
Additionally, when filed program inserts are created in the BP file which are used by many of the report procedures.
Changing dictionaries, especially the program inserts, may cause unpredictable results when the report procedures are run. These should only be updated by someone with detailed technical knowledge of the system.
Frequency of Use
When changes are necessary to file dictionaries.
The file must exist in the account.