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.
||text that you type, filenames and directory names, onscreen messages|
|italic||variables, emphasis, document titles|
|square brackets ( [ ] )||optional items in a command. For example,
Buttons. For example,
||a choice between items in a command or parameter. When enclosed in braces
|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.
|ABSN||Audit Block Serial Number|
|AFN||Audit File Number|
|API||Application Programming Interface|
|DASDL||Data and Structure Definition Language|
|DMSII||Data Management System II|
|MCP||Master Control Program|
|RPC||Remote Procedure Call|
|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.|