sffparse - Extract and display FipSeq From an input file containing a FipHdr, sffparse can display a string. Input switches (Mandatory) Either -s output style - in dbl quotes or -S name of a file containing FipSeq to parse and output Either -i input data file with a FipHdr Or -1 input data file with a FipHdr And/Or -h or -I a FipHdr String (All including Mandatory) -1 (filename) input data file with a FipHdr (-1 and -i are identical) -append Append the output to the output file. This is only used with the '-o outputfilename'. If the output file exists, the new data is added to the end. If it does NOT, a new file is created. -A Add the data of the input file onto the output; Normally the data of the file is ignored as only information in the FipHdr fields are required -b (name) balance group to balance seqno generated with -m -B o/d/h Output the seqno as octal, decimal (default) or hex (used with -m) -e (filename) File in /fip/sfftables containing items that FipSeq loves especially 'fixed', 'partial', 'repeat', 'combie', 'style' 'replace' and 'newdate' -E (locale) set the locale; default is the system locale (or none!) -h (extra FipHdr strings) (-h and -I are identical) -H Preserve the FipHdr of the -S file; normally it is stripped -i (filename) input data file with a FipHdr (-1 and -i are identical) -I (extra FipHdr strings) (-h and -I are identical) -m (key) output only a sequence number unique from 1st Jan 2006; using this name as the key eg -m NEWSLINES -o (Output file name) if the name does not start with a '/', it is assumed to be in the current folder. -s (Output syle in FipSeq) output style - in dbl quotes -S (filename) name of a file containing FipSeq to parse and output -t (style) style to output AFTER the data part -T (filename) file containing FipSeq to parse and output AFTER the data part -x (filename) name of an xml file template to output this uses 'filltag' keywords to extract FipHdr fields from the input file (-i) or header fields (-h) -X Run the Output file this assumes that the output file is a script !! -v version number and exit -V show the input and output strings in more detail sffparse -s "\YR.pdf" -i bigfip.file sffparse -S "/fip/customer/folios/BARCODE-\$d.fip" -e NewDate sffparse -s '\$V-\DU-\$V-\SN-\$V' -i AFP.FRS0503. sffparse -m WEB this just generates a unique seqno Use the -V switch if you are uncertain as to what it is processing... Note that if running from a script - especially a csh script - you will need to dbl the backslashes OR surround in single quotes so the script does not interpret the FipSeq first! Version control ;09e7 16jan05 added -x and 'fill-tag' etc ;c 28nov06 added -H preserve FipHdr ;d 17sep07 added -m ;e1-6 19may08 added -1 and allow param files from anywhere ;3 parse -o ;4 tune balance ;5 filter: ;6 added -Q 7 31may15 added -E locale ;008b 25jul02 added -t/-T for extra style string/file AFTER data ;b 08may03 ffilsiz for \$c (copyright) 2017 and previous years FingerPost Ltd.