The runtime configuration file offers a second method for accessing remote files. You can use the runtime configuration file to define file name aliases. A name alias is a substitute string for the literal name that appears in the ASSIGN TO clause of a SELECT statement.
For example, if you have this SELECT statement in your application:
input-output section. file-control. select idx-file assign to disk "IDXDAT" binary sequential status is idx-status.
you could alias IDXDAT in your runtime configuration file by adding:
This line aliases IDXDAT to be file "idx.dat" on file server condor in directory /usr/data.