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Migrator for Notes to Exchange 4.16 - Program Parameters Reference Guide

About the Migrator for Notes to Exchange documentation Introduction Parameters for Admin Components Parameters for the Self-Service Desktop Migrator (SSDM)

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Introduction

Parameter scope: Global Defaults vs. Task Parameters

Program parameters for the administrator components of Migrator for Notes to Exchange exist in two forms:

Task Parameters: parameters that apply to the operations of only single particular tasks.
Global Defaults: parameters that constitute the initial Task Parameters (as defined above) when a task is created, unless and until the Task Parameters are edited.

The Notes Migration Manager application maintains the Global Defaults in the SQL Server database and permits editing Global Defaults to suit local circumstances and preferences. Each time a wizard creates a task, the wizard copies the entire set of Global Default parameters to the task definition where they become Task Parameters. The Task Parameters can be edited separately for each particular task.

The parameters for the Self-Service Desktop Migrator are saved and can be edited in an INI text file, notesdtapp.ini, which resides in the same path with the Self-Service Desktop Migrator application.

Parameter format and structure

Global Defaults, Task Parameters, and the parameters within notesdtapp.ini are all edited the same way, as if all three sets of parameters were stored in INI files. The features that let you edit Global Defaults and Task Parameters copy the current parameter settings from the SQL Server database into a text document in Windows' Notepad, so you can use Notepad's text-editing features to change parameter values or add new parameter specifications. The full procedures are described in the following text. Since notesdtapp.ini is an INI text file, you can use Notepad or any other text editor to open the file and edit its contents.

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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