Maybe. If the file was created using Option A and it passes the software's validation function, then you should submit the file.
In addition to Option A files, files produced by third-party software that comply with our specifications and have passed validation with (as of version 6.1) or (legacy versions), should be submitted.
The format foror text files was designed to make it easy to extract the data into a database. The format was not designed to make it easy for humans to read.
Each of the “fields” in a record ends with a “pipe” (|) character. There are several fields at the start of each line that repeat information that would be in the header area of a printed form. Each record is on a separate line. For example, one line from a Form 26 file might look something like:
0|C1234567|12345|12455-79|Contrac Blox|12|OZ|7/11/2011||60|123 Sesame St|New
Different forms will have different numbers of fields. For a more detailed description of our text file format see the Text File Specifications section.