*filessection contains of the following commands:
Command Abbreviation Description
Defines the input file.
Limits the number of records read by the program.
Defines output file(s) used by the program.
Creates an HTML output file of the tables defined by the program.
Creates a CSV output file of the tables defined by the program.
Command: input (in)
Usage : input filename
Manditory, occurs once. Defines input file to the program.
input xtabdemodata.txt input audit.log in /prod/daily/error.log
Command: limit (li)
Usage : limit number
Optional, occurs once. Defines the number of records to be read by the program. Used primarily in testing.
limit 10 limit 100 li 250000
Command: output (ou)
Usage : output handel filename
Optional, occurs multiple times. Defines a file to be written to by the program. The handle is the internal name used by the XTAB program. It is referenced subsequently by the write command.
output f1 f1.txt output ibm /test/ibm.test ou errs /audit/error.log .... (later in the program) write f1 name,company,salary write ibm partnumber,cost
Command: html (ht)
Usage : html
Optional, occurs once. Tells the program to create a html format of the tables defined by the program. The file created will be prog.htm where prog is the source name of the original program.
The idea is the .htm file can save transfering the printed output to html format. The file may the be loaded into an HTML editor for further formatting, additional graphics, etc. If both html and csv commands are given the .htm file contains a link to the .csv file
Command: csv (cs)
Usage : csv
Optional, occurs once. Tells the program to create a csv format of the tables defined by the program. The file created will be prog.csv where prog is the source name of the original program.
The idea is the .csv file can be used to load into a spreadsheet program to, among other things, create graphs and charts of the tables generated by the program. If both html and csv commands are given the .htm file contains a link to the .csv file.