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Migrator for GroupWise 4.7.1 - Program Parameters Reference Guide

Introduction Parameters for Administrator Components Parameters for the SSDM


Computer programs perform their functions according to sets of program parameters that specify information about how the programs should behave. Program parameters specify configuration options, environmental conditions, and many other user preferences and choices. Many MFG parameters are specified by an admin in the course of working through a program’s normal user interface (screen displays). Other parameters control other aspects of program behavior that are less commonly customized.

MFG programs use INI files to store program parameters. An INI file is a simple text file, saved under a filename with an .ini extension. The program associated with an INI file can write to the INI file to preserve its operational parameters for future program runs. It is more efficient for the program to simply read this information from an INI file and load it into its on-screen fields rather than ask the user to enter it again. INI files also contain parameters for many program functions that are not exposed in the user interface, simply because not many users choose to deviate from their defaults.

This document lists and explains the program parameters that control certain operations of the component applications of Quest Migrator for GroupWise.

How to use this reference

This material is organized to help you find pertinent information quickly. The parameter definitions are divided into two primary sections, one for MFG component applications that are run by a migration administrator, and the other for MFG’s Self Service Desktop Migrator (SSDM) application. Within the section for administrator components, the parameters appear in separate sections by component name, with the names of the INI files to which they correspond:

Then, within each component section, the parameters are grouped by INI-file section, in alphabetical order as shown in this example:

This organization lets you browse the parameters by component and section, to see what controls are available for a particular aspect of a particular component. But the document also provides an Index that lets you look up a parameter definition alphabetically, by parameter name.

About INI files

Parameter format and structure

Within an INI file, each parameter definition takes the form of a key name followed by an equals sign (“=”) and the parameter value, like these examples:

Key names are case-insensitive, and may not contain any spaces. Spaces may surround the equals sign, and in that case the spaces are ignored.

Upper/lowercase within a parameter value is significant only if case matters in whatever context the string will be inserted. For example, if CityName=baLtImOre and the program will carry that parameter value into the user interface as a display element, the name will appear there in the same peculiar form, as "baLtImOre."

Spelling of key names and parameter values is critical. If a program is looking for a key name UserAddress, it will not recognize a key name UsreAddress or UserAdress.

Program parameters are grouped into named sections, identified by section names enclosed within square brackets, like this:

Sections are customarily separated by blank lines, as in this example, for improved readability. Section names are case-insensitive, and may or may not contain any spaces.

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