The command line is:
dfconv [-d|-D|-f|-F] [-s|-S] profile-fname [input-fname] [output-fname]
where the parameters are:
- -d, -D
- Stops the display of the data file convert console messages.(Optional.)
- Do not specify if -f or -F is already specified.
- -f, -F
- Only the fixed text output is displayed; no dynamic updates displayed to the console after each record is processed. (Optional.)
- Do not specify if -d or -D is already specified.
- -s, -S
- Skips DBCS checking. This option only has an effect when set in an environment where the locale uses a code page with a DBCS
encoding. Only set this option if you are running within a DBCS locale, but are converting a file that only contains SBCS
data. Setting this option in such circumstances, will significantly improve the performance of the conversion.
- The name of the profile file that contains the details of the task you need to perform.
Note: This file must have a
.PRO extension. If you specify a file with any other extension, DFCONV attempts to locate a profile file using the specified base-name
- The name of the input file (optional).
- The name of the output file (optional).
The input and output file-names are optional as they can be extracted from the profile file. If you specify file-names on
the command line as well as in the profile file, those on the command line take precedence.
After conversion, the operating system error level
is set to non-zero if an error occurred during conversion. If you are running the conversion from a batch file, you can
interrogate this to determine what action to take after the conversion.