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Flat File Client Administrator's Guide

This guide contains instructions for configuring and using Micro Focus Databridge Flat File Client.

About this guide

This guide complements the information in the Databridge Client Administrator's Guide that also applies to the Flat File Client. For details, we sometimes refer you to topics in the Databridge Client Administrator's Guide.

Use this guide with either the command-line or service-controlled Flat File Client.

For information specific to the service-controlled Client, see the following topics in either the Databridge Client Administrator's Guide or in the Databridge Administrative Console - Help:

To install, configure, and run Databridge, you should be a system administrator familiar with the following:

  • Standard Unisys® operations for MCP-hosted mainframes such as the CS7xxx series, Libra series, ClearPath® NX/LX or A Series

  • DMSII databases and Data And Structure Definition Language (DASDL)

  • File layouts and the description of those layouts for the files you will be replicating


The following conventions and terms may be used in this guide.

This convention Is used to indicate this
menu > sub menu 1 > sub menu 2 ... > menu item (item) This font style/color shows mouse-clicks in the order required to access a specific function, window, dialog box, etc.

The greater than symbol > indicates the next item to click in the series.

The parentheses ( ) indicate the setting, option, or parameter being discussed. Note the font style reverts back to normal.
this type style text that you type, filenames and directory names, onscreen messages
italic variables, emphasis, document titles
square brackets ( [ ] ) optional items in a command. For example, [ true | false ]. (Do not type the brackets.)

Buttons. For example, [OK], [Start], [Cancel]
pipe ( | ) a choice between items in a command or parameter. When enclosed in braces ( { } ), the choice is mandatory.
UPPERCASE DMSII data set and data item names, buttons to click. For example, CANCEL, OK, APPLY.
This term Is used to indicate this
MCP server host mainframe Unisys ClearPath NX, LX or A Series mainframe
DBEngine Databridge Engine on the mainframe
DBEnterprise Databridge Enterprise Server
DBServer Databridge Server on the mainframe


The following abbreviations are used throughout this guide and are provided here for quick reference.

Abbreviation Name
AA Absolute Address
ABSN Audit Block Serial Number
AFN Audit File Number
API Application Programming Interface
DASDL Data and Structure Definition Language
DMSII Data Management System II
IDX Index
IPC Inter-Process Communications
MCP Master Control Program
RPC Remote Procedure Call
SEG Segment
WFL Work Flow Language

When using Databridge, you may need to consult the following resources.

Databridge product documentation On the Databridge installation image, the DOCS folder contains guides for installation, error codes, and administrator's guides for each Databridge product in PDF format. See the Databridge Support Resources site for links to documentation and Knoweledge Base articles.

Documentation for Databridge Enterprise Server and the Databridge Client Console is also available from the Help menu. A modern browser is required for viewing this documentation.
Unisys MCP server documentation If you are not completely familiar with DMSII configuration, refer to your Unisys documentation.