Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about

CIM Configuration

(Last Update 3/1/2005)

 

Q.) What control do I have over the name given to files placed in QDLS?

A.) CIM allows several options for how a file is named for a particular CIM Profile:

Serial - The first six characters of the file name are the same as the CIM Profile.  The file extension is 3 numeric characters which are automatically generated in sequence by CIM.  For example, a series of files generated for a target may be "000001.001", "000001.002", etc.

Topic - Files are separated by topic and named accordingly.  The first six characters of the file name is the same as the CIM Profile, the next two characters are the two-digit topic code for the type of data which the file contains, and the file extension is 3 numeric characters which are automatically generated in sequence by CIM.  For example, a series of files generated for a target may be "000001X4.001", "000001IT.002", "000001CI.003", and so on.

Target - Files are separated by target and named accordingly.  The first six characters of the file name is the same as the target's ID, and the file extension is 3 numeric characters which are automatically generated in sequence by CIM.  For example, a series of files generated for a CIM Profile with two customers attached to it may be "100100.001", "100102.002", and so on.  When this option is in use, it is possible to override the file name (but not the extension) with one of your own choosing.  For example, rather than "100100.001", the file may be generated as "INVOICE.001".

To assign one of these three naming schemes to a CIM Profile, edit the profile and assign the appropriate value to the "ASCII File Separation" field.  To override a target's file name, assign the "Target" naming scheme to the CIM Profile, edit the target, and enter a value in the "Override ASCII File Name" field.