An action file is a text file which contains a set of Exportizer command line parameters, one parameter per line. Lines with a semicolon at the beginning are ignored as comments. Blank lines are allowed. Such files can have any extension. The file encoding must be ANSI or UTF-8 with BOM.

Action files offer an alternative way to pass parameters to the application using command line. They allow to shorten the command line and thus make it easier to read and work with.

Example

The command line

exptizer.exe /export /ExportType=DATABASE /IncludeMemo /SrcDBInterface=ADO /SrcPassword=m980 "SrcDB=<DSN>BOOKS" "SrcTableName=<MASK>*" /TrgDBInterface=ADO /TrgDBKind=FILE /TrgDBDriver=Access "/TrgTableName=<MASK>*" TrgDB=c:\MyBooks.mdb

can be rewritten using an action file:

exptizer.exe /ActionFile=c:\MyExportActions\ExportAction22.txt

Here, the contents of ExportAction22.txt file should be like the following:

;action
/export
;options
/IncludeMemo
;source definition
/exporttype=DATABASE
/SrcDBInterface=ADO
/SrcPassword=m980
/SrcDBKind=DSN
/SrcDB=BOOKS
/SrcTableName=<MASK>*
 ;target definition
/TrgDBInterface=ADO
/TrgDBKind=FILE
/TrgDBDriver=Access
/TrgDB=c:\MyBooks.mdb
/TrgTableName=<MASK>*

Action files can be created using several ways:

Action files can be executed either from command line or from Exportizer GUI by choosing Tools | Execute Action File....

In the action files and the files they refer to (SQL files or field and table mappings files), it is possible to use environment variables.