General parameters definition

This topic describes how to define the general Transfer CFT parameters. The general parameters object in the GUI corresponds to the CFTPARM object in the command line operations.

What is the CFTPARM object?  

How does the CFTPARM object work?

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What is the CFTPARM object?

The CFTPARM object defines general parameters that:

  • Specify the parameters that control Transfer CFT operations globally
  • Select the other parameter setting commands that are taken into account during execution

You can create several CFTPARM objects, but you can only select a single CFTPARM for monitor start-up.

Only the associated CFTNET, CFTCOM, and CFTPROT are listed for a given PARM. If you modify the corresponding COM, NET, PROT, or CAT parameters you have modified that specific PARM.

The parameters that define the Transfer CFT environment are:

  • Sizing constants
  • File location
  • End-of-transfer actions
  • Product activation key

The CFTPARM is an initial configuration object. These parameters are set when Transfer CFT starts and cannot be modified dynamically. If you modify CFTPARM values, the changes are not taken into account until the Transfer CFT is stopped and restarted.

The user generally works with a single CFTPARM object in the parameter file. There may, however, be several such commands in this file, a single command being selected at the time Transfer CFT is activated, by specifying as an activation parameter, the value of the identifier ID of the CFTPARM command selected.

If this activation parameter is not defined, the Transfer CFT looks for a command CFTPARM ID = IDPARM0 (number 0).

These parameters are defined at the time Transfer CFT is started and cannot be modified dynamically.

The End of transfer procedures section provides a complete description of the use of End-of-transfer procedures EXECSE, EXECSF parameters, and so on.

How does the CFTPARM object work?

CFTPARM is the master object and is used, in particular, to reference the other configuration objects.

This is accomplished through the use of the same value for the:

  • Identifier of the referenced command, the ID parameter
  • CFTPARM parameter referencing this command

The value of the CAT parameter, CFTPARM object, for example, designates the identifier of the CFTCAT object which describes the transfer CATALOG file.

CFTPARM - defining the general environment parameters

Relationships also exist between the value of the NET parameter of the CFTPARM object and the values of the NET parameter of the CFTPROT object and ID parameter of the CFTNET object. These relationships are described in the Defining network resources and protocol .

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