Options dialog box: Interface tab

You can use the options in the Interface tab to specify some of the basic behavior of ACL.

Include Filters in Field Lists

Select this option if you want logical fields, including filters, to appear in field lists. Logical fields are normally excluded from field lists. Because filters are actually implemented as logical fields, you can use this option to have filters appear in field lists so you can apply commands to them.

Warn Before Overwriting Files

Select this option if you want ACL to display a confirmation dialog box before overwriting any of the following:

  • fields in table layouts

  • ACL tables

  • files, including ACL data files (.fil)

If you turn this option off, ACL overwrites fields, tables, and files without asking for confirmation.

You can also use the SET SAFETY command in a script or on the command line to turn this option on or off. By turning this option off, you can avoid interruptions while executing a script that is designed to overwrite existing fields, tables, or files.

If you change the setting using the Warn Before Overwriting Files checkbox, the change remains in effect until you specifically change it again. If you use the SET SAFETY command to change the setting, the change remains in effect for the duration of the ACL session only.

Changes to this setting are recorded in the log using the following syntax:

SET SAFETY {ON|OFF}

Enable ACL Server integration

Select this option if you want to enable the functions that allow you to connect to ACL Analytics Exchange Connector.

Beep(s) Upon Task Completion

This option indicates the number of beeps that sound when ACL completes a task. Enter a number from 0 to 255. This option is especially useful if you expect a task to take a long time. The default is 0.

Changes to this setting are recorded in the log using the following syntax:

SET BEEP value

Related tasks
Configuring ACL options


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