About This Guide
This guide contains instructions for configuring and using Micro Focus Databridge Flat File Client. This preface includes information to help you use this guide.
This guide complements the information found in the Databridge Client Administrator's Guide. Most of the information in that guide also applies to the Flat File Client, so rather than repeat the information in both guides, we will often refer you to the Databridge Client Administrator's Guide for information.
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 the Databridge Client Administrator's Guide or go to the Help menu in the Databridge Administrative Console and search for these topics:
Using the Administrative Console and the Service
Automating Client Operations with the Service
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. These documents require Adobe Reader for viewing, which you can download from the Adobe website. This documentation, and current technical notes, is also available on the Support and Services site.
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.|