A positive integer value specifying how many bytes or lines to skip before reading data. If the data file is ASCII, then FILE_OFFSET specifies the number of lines to skip. For binary data files, use in conjunction with OFFSET_UNITS to specify if the offset is lines, bytes, or number of data points. Defaults to 0.
Argument to specify FILE_OFFSET into the file: LINE, BYTE, POINT (per FILE_TYPE). LINE specifies that the FILE_OFFSET is by lines, BYTE specifies that the FILE_OFFSET is by absolute byte count, and POINT specifies that the FILE_OFFSET is by point count where the bytes per point are specified by FILE_TYPE (e.g. if FILE_TYPE is INTEGER, and OFFSET_UNITS is POINT, then FILE_OFFSET of 10 would actually offset 20 bytes into the file before reading data). Defaults to LINE for ASCII files, and BYTE for binary files.
A positive integer specifying the number of bytes to skip between sample points. Defaults to 0.