The #n specifies
the absolute number of the line where you want to move the input pointer.
The #n pointer control can
read records in any order. Therefore, it must be specified before
the instructions for reading values in a specific record.
The INPUT statement below first
reads the values for Department and JobCode in the second record,
and then reads the values for Lname and Fname in the first record.
Finally, it reads the value for Salary in the third record.
input #2 Department $ 1-12 JobCode $ 15-19
#1 Lname $ Fname $
#3 Salary comma10.;
Figure 20.19 The Records of the First Observation