DBGenFormat Parameter File

Each part of the DBGenFormat parameter file is described on the following pages, along with an excerpt from the actual sample GenFormat parameter file (DATA/GENFORMAT/SAMPLE/CONTROL). This topic describes the format that the GenFormat parameter file requires.

  • Declarations in the parameter file must be in the following order:

    1—ALTERs and VIRTUALs

    2—PRIMARY KEYs

    3—REFORMAT, TRANSLATIONs, TRANSFORMs, FORMATs, FILTERs, ERROR MANAGER, STARTUP, and SHUTDOWN

  • You can list the options for a reformat, translation, transform, format, filter, error manager, startup, or shutdown in any order.
  • You can list multiple options on a single line.
  • You can split options across multiple lines.
  • There is no termination character.
  • There is no continuation character.
  • The comment character is the percent sign (%). The comment character can appear anywhere on a line and anything after the comment character is ignored.
  • The default format for floating point real numbers is SCIENTIFIC (11), which has the following format:

    #.#####E-##

  • You can use GenFormat keywords as filter or format names. This includes, for example, the keywords TRANSLATION, FORMAT, and FILTER. To use keywords as filter or format names, enclose the name in quotation marks. To use FORMAT as a format name, you would enter the following:

    FORMAT "FORMAT"