Documents

Defines external files or devices.

A document is a programming object which identifies, to Zim, a line-oriented device or text file in your operating system, giving you the means to access that device or file in your application programs.  A document may be unstructured (e.g., containing straight text or a program), or it may be structured (e.g., containing tabular data in discrete fields).

Establishing a Document

Call up the Development Center with the DC command, select DOCUMENTS from the OBJECTS drop-down menu, and use the tools of the Development Center to define the desired document.

Fields of the Documents Entity Set

Attributes

Description

DocName  

Name of the document

FileName  

Operating system file or device

DocType

A user-assigned description of the document

AvgSize

Approximate size of the document

DirName

Application directory location of the display

DocPerUser

Indicate whether this document is per user or not

ObjectKey

A unique identifier assigned by the Development Center