DBServer Parameter File

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

Typically, you would use only one DBServer 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 DATABridge Server in a test environment as well as a production environment, you could use multiple DBServer parameter files. (Do this by changing the name of DBServer control file from within DBServer WFL.) Each DBServer parameter file would then specify different databases and usercodes. If you use the more-audit-available notification facility, see Copy Audit Utility in Chapter 9, DATABridge Utilities, for additional requirements.

When a DATABridge Client connects, DATABridge Server automatically reloads the parameter file if it has been modified. You do not have to bring DATABridge Server 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