CFTEXT - Extract data

You can use the CFTEXT object to extract Parameter and Partner file data. CFTEXT generates, as output, a configuration command text used to reconstitute the data of these files.

The resulting configuration file is then submitted to CFTUTIL to:

  • Rebuild a lost or damaged configuration
  • Facilitate the exporting of a Transfer CFT Local Administrator configuration to another computer
  • Upgrade the Transfer CFT software when such an upgrade incorporates a file structure modification

The configuration command text generated is written to the CFTUTIL output medium. To recover a CFTUTIL output, you can either redirect the standard output or else redefine the output medium via the command CONFIG TYPE = OUTPUT.

All parameter values are in UPPER CASE letters.

Command syntax: CFTEXT

Description

Use this command to extract all or part of the data from the parameter and partner files.

Parameters

ID 

Identifier of the parameter to be extracted.

The value of this identifier is the value of the ID of the command CFTxxxx corresponding to the TYPE parameter; this allows the extraction to be limited:

  • To an explicitly indicated value (identifier)
  • Or to a group of values designated through the use of a mask using "wildcard" characters

When this parameter is not defined, all the occurrences of the parameter type (defined by TYPE) are extracted.

FOUT 

Name of the file to which the command’s standard output will be redirected.

This generated file can then be interpreted directly by CFTUTIL.

When this parameter is not filled, all occurrences of the type parameter (defined in the TYPE parameter) are extracted.

FPARM

{see the comment | filename} 

Except for TYPE = PART

Name of the Parameter input file.

Default value: default name of the Parameter file defined for CFTUTIL for the system concerned. Refer to the Transfer CFT Operations Guide that corresponds with your OS.

FPART 

{see the comment | filename}]

For TYPE = {ALL | PART}

Name of the Partner input file.

Default value: default name of the Partner file defined for CFTUTIL for the system concerned. Refer to the Transfer CFT Operations Guide that corresponds with your OS.

TYPE 

This parameter defines the parameter type to be extracted.

Example 1

CFTEXT

 

 

Extraction of all data from the CFTPARM parameter and CFTPART partner files.

Example 2

CFTEXT     TYPE     =     SEND,
     ID     =     FACT,
     FPARM     =     mycftparm

Extraction of data concerning the model file to be sent (CFTSEND command) with an IDF = FACT, from the file mycftparm.

Example 3

CFTEXT

TYPE = RECV,

 

 

ID = FACT*

 

Extraction of the data concerning the model files to be received (CFTRECV command) whose IDF value begins with the four letters "FACT". The name of the Parameter file is the default name indicated. Refer to the Transfer CFT Operations Guide that corresponds with your OS.

Example 4

CFTEXT

TYPE = PART,

 

 

ID = MAGA*

 

Extraction of the partner data corresponding to the CFTPART commands, the identifier of which begins with the four letters "MAGA". The Partner file name is the default name indicated. Refer to the Transfer CFT Operations Guide that corresponds with your OS.

Example 5

Transfer CFT application definitions 

CFTEXT

TYPE = APPL,

 

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