Converting Indexed Files

The vutil convert function is accessed on the Convert tab. The convert function allows you to convert an indexed data file created by C-ISAM or RM/COBOL-85 into a Vision indexed file. This is useful when you are moving data from a C-ISAM or RM/COBOL-85 application to an ACUCOBOL-GT application.

Note: Because the Vision file replaces the original C-ISAM or RM/COBOL-85 file, be sure that you have a backup copy of the original file.

The convert function has a number of limitations. It does not convert files that have:

Note: When converting files you must have plenty of available disk space to accommodate the differences in file size between the original file type and the converted file type. You must also allow vutil space to copy the file during the conversion process.