To load XFDs using the mfdbcutil utility

To load the system catalog with your XFDs, minimally, use the -d and -a options to mfdbcutil, as shown below:

mfdbcutil [-d SYSCAT_PATH] <-a xfd1 [xfd2...]>

For example:

mfdbcutil -d c:\data\dict -a c:\data\XFD\animals

results in the system catalog in c:\data\dict being loaded with information from the XFD named animals found in c:\data\XFD.

Rather than prepending the XFD filenames with their path, however, you can specify the XFD directory with the -x option, as in:

mfdbcutil -d c:\data\dict -x c:\data\XFD -a animals

This would have the same effect as the preceding example.

If desired, you can create a file with a list of XFD names and then specify it with an -f option, along with the -x option to specify the directory. For example, this command:

mfdbcutil -d c:\data\dict -x c:\data\XFD -f list.txt 

and a list.txt that contains this:


results in a system catalog with table definitions from animals, accounts, and pets.

If you have several different XFD directories, you can create the list file with the XFD paths prepended. For example, this command:

mfdbcutil -d c:\data\dict -f list.txt

and a list.txt that contains this:


results in a catalog with three table definitions, coming from XFDs in three separate XFD directories.

Note: mfdbcutil command syntax is described in the section mfdbcutil Syntax.

For more information on mfdbcutil, see the section Setting Up File Aliases.