Server Accessory Parameter File

The Server Accessory parameter file (DATA/SERVER/CONTROL) is a SEQDATA file type with 72 characters and a sequence number.

Typically, you would use only one Server Accessory parameter file for all DMSII databases that DATABridge Clients are replicating from a particular host. The SOURCE declaration is what identifies each database. If you want to run the Server Accessory in a test environment as well as a production environment, you could use multiple Server Accessory parameter files. (Do this by changing the name of the Server Accessory control file from within the Server Accessory WFL.) Each Server Accessory parameter file would then specify different databases and usercodes. If you use the more-audit-available notification facility, see the Copy Audit section in Chapter 11, DATABridge Utilities, for additional requirements.

When a DATABridge Client connects, the Server Accessory automatically reloads the parameter file if it has been modified. You do not have to bring the Server Accessory down to modify the parameter file unless you are changing network parameters, like the port number.

Note the syntax carefully:

  • The literal SOURCE and the source name are followed by a colon (:).
  • Commas and semicolons are interchangeable and optional. SOURCE declarations do not have to end with a semicolon.
  • 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.
  • To enter a value that is the same as a keyword (such as AUDIT) in the parameter file, enter that value in quotation marks.
  • Boolean values can be expressed as follows:
    • TRUE, YES, or no value (empty), which defaults to TRUE
    • FALSE, NO