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Configuration file format


The configuration file is divided into several sections.

 

 

[#General#]

This section stores information about the product name and its major version.

 

 

[Connection]

This section contains parameters for connecting to the server: Host, Login, Password (encrypted). These parameters are obligatory.

 

Note that parameter DBName used in previous versions is no more obligatory. You can set databases for each table and query separately in the [Databases] section.

 

 

[Tables]

This section contains the list of database tables to export in the following format:

<table key>=<table name>

e.g.

table1=Country

table2=Employee

 

This section may be empty.

 

 

[Queries]

This section contains the list of queries and their identifiers (used while loading queries into the wizard application) in the following format:

<query key>=<query identifier>

e.g.

query1=CountryQ

 

[SQL_<query key>]

Sections of this type contain query text for each query. The lines must be specified in the following format:

Item_0=<query line 1>

Item_1=<query line2>

etc.

 

See the example below:

[Queries]

query0=Query_0

[SQL_query0]

Item_0=select name, capital

Item_1=from countries

Item_2=where continent = 'South America'

 

This section may also be empty, but remember that if you do not specify any table or query, no data are exported.

 

 

[Files]

This section lists files for data export in the following format:

<table key>=<filename>

<query key>=<filename>

etc.

 

You can specify either full paths or relative paths, e.g.

table1=table1.xls

or

query1=C:\Exported data\query1.docx

 

Note that you must specify the file extension properly to receive data in the required format. Otherwise, extension .xls is taken by default.

 

 

[Databases]

This section allows you to specify a database for each table and query in the following format:

<table key>=<database name>

<query key>=<database name>

 

If you do not specify a database for a table or a query, the database name for this table or query is taken from the DBName parameter value of the [Connection] section.

 

 

[Templates]

This section specifies template files for each table or query. This template (*.exp) file is generated by the utility with the configuration (*.cfg) file and contains various export settings: export type, result filename, fields for export, number of records to export, specific Excel, RTF, HTML, or other options and more.

 

The section has the following format:

<table key>=<template filename>

<query key>=<template filename>

etc.

 

You can specify either full or relative file paths, e.g.

table1=template1_xls.exp

or

query_clients=D:\Templates\template2_rtf.exp

 

If you do not specify any file name in the [Files] section, it is taken from the template. If you specify neither file name, nor

template for table or query, then the <table name>.xls filename is taken by default for tables, or <query key>.xls for queries.

 

 

You can set arbitrary table or query keys in the [Tables], [Queries], [Files], [Databases] and [Templates] sections, but they MUST NOT contain spaces and they MUST be identical in different sections.