Generating DATABridge Client Scripts

In this phase, the DATABridge Client generates script files that are used to create the DATABridge data tables in the relational database and run the database bulk loader utility to populate those tables during the data extraction phase.

The generate command creates scripts only for those data sets that have an active column set to 1 in the corresponding entry in the DATASETS client control table. The DATABridge Client keeps track of the data sets that have been generated. These scripts will only be generated again if a define command is executed or if a redefine command determines that the layout of a table has changed. If you need to force the DATABridge Client to generate the scripts for all data sets that have a corresponding active column value of 1 in the DATASETS client control table, you can specify the -u option on the command line for the generate command.

To view a list of the scripts that are generated, see Summary of Script Files.

To generate the DATABridge Client scripts

  1. If you plan to use the dbridge.cfg file for signon parameters, set them before you continue. (See the DATABridge Installation Guide.)
  2. Make sure that the following parameters, which affect the generate command, are set correctly in the appropriate section of the Client configuration file:



    Note: For your changes to take effect, you must run the generate command again and specify the -u option to force the program to regenerate the scripts.

  3. Enter the following command:

    dbutility [signon_options misc_options] generate datasource




    For each DATABridge Client type, the following command-line options sign on to the relational database (and DBServer):

    DB2 and Informix:

    [-U userid] [-P password] [-O ODBCdatasource]


    [-U userid] [-P password] [-D database]

    SQL Server:

    [-U userid] [-P password] [-W] [-O ODBCdatasource]


    Any of the following miscellaneous command-line options:

    -T forces the client to use a new trace file for this run, if tracing is enabled.

    -f filename to specify a configuration file other than the default dbridge.cfg file in the working directory.

    -L forces the client to use a new log file for this run.

    -u, unconditionally generates scripts for all tables mapped from data sets that have a corresponding active column value of 1 in the DATASETS client control table.

    See dbutility Command-Line Options.


    The name that matches the entry in the DATASOURCES client control table. You can enter the data source name in uppercase or lowercase.

    Status messages indicate the progress of the command.

  4. To check on the results of the generate command, see Summary of Script Files. For information on when to run generate next, see When to Run dbutility generate.

    At this point, you are ready to run a process or clone command to create and populate the DATABridge tables in the relational database with DMSII data. See Populating the DATABridge Data Tables.