ZOMDDBoot

Generates a program to import dictionary information of selected objects into the Object Dictionary.

Syntax

ZOMDDBoot <object specification> [<option>...]

Options

;k <keyword> [!]

The ;k option is used to assign a keyword to the selected object(s). If the keyword is already assigned, this assignment is ignored. If "!" is specified, the keyword assignment is removed for the object(s).

;p <property> [!]

Set the specified user-designated property for the selected object(s). If "!" is indicated, the specified property is reset for the selected object(s).

;d <document name>

This specifies that the output is to be written to the indicated document. The document must be already created. If the ;d option is omitted, it indicates that the output is to be written to the screen.

;a

If a document name is specified, the ;a option indicates that the output is to be appended to the end of the document. If the ;a option is omitted, it indicates that the output is to replace the contents of the document specified in ;d option.

;b

If a document name is specified, the ;b option indicates that you would like to browse the document file after the action is completed. The ;b option does not take effect if the ;d option was not used to specify an output document.

;w

If a document name was not specified, the ;w option sets pause on while the information is being listed to the screen. The ;w option does not take effect if output is directed to a document using the ;d option.

Comments

This generates a program consisting of statements which construct the Object Dictionary description for the objects indicated. It is used to generate system bootstrap scripts. It is not as efficient as using ZOMExport and ZOMImport.

Examples

The following command generates a program which, when executed, populates the Object Dictionary with the description of the object "Customers." The output is written to the screen.

ZOMDDBoot Customers

The following command writes the same program out to the document BuildCusts.

ZOMDDBoot Customers ;d BuildCusts