Describe a format

The following diagram illustrates the syntax to describe a format to a file.

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Describing a format

>>-onpladm describe format -formatname-------------------------->

   V                       |   
     +- -p -projectname--+     
     +- -F -specfilename-+     
     '- -S -servername---'     

Element Purpose Key considerations
-F specfilename Sets the specification file The default value is the standard output.
formatname Sets the format name None
-p projectname Identifies the project where the format and map are stored None
-S servername Sets the onpload database server The default is the value of the INFORMIXSERVER environment variable.

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