Defining AS400 FDF files

You can define ACL tables from AS/400 file definition files. This type of file stores field formatting information in an external file, separate from the data file. ACL uses the formatting information to create an ACL table layout and reads data directly from the data file.

To define an AS400 FDF external definition file:

  1. Select File > New > Table.
  2. If the Select Platform for Data Source page is displayed, select Local and click Next.
  3. In the Select Local Data Source page, select External Definition and click Next.
  4. In the Select External Definition Source page, select AS400 FDF and click Next.
  5. In the Select AS/400 FDF file to convert dialog box, locate and select the external definition file to use and click Open.
  6. In the AS/400 Conversion page, click Next.
  7. In the Final page, verify the settings for the new ACL table and click Finish.
  8. Enter a name for the ACL table you are adding to your project and click OK.
  9. If the associated data file (.dat) is not found, you are prompted for the file location. In the Locate Data File <filename> dialog box, locate and select the required file and click Open.

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