ip2mid IP2MID filters IAS and Editorial files for the Midsystem tracking system. Usually IAS files have passed thru BINFIP/IPXBIN. For advertising files (presence of FIP header field FJ11) : These files contain a header NOT of normal FIP fields but of IAS header fields as decribed in the 'arecord'. IP2MID makes an attempt to find out what type of Ad this is according to selections made from any combination of IAS header fields. For editorial files THE HEADER IS THE NORMAL FIP HEADER ! Two parameter files are used : A list of selection criteria in the MID_SELECT file A list of element strings in the MID_ELEMENT file The selection criteria files are held in tables/setup/MID_SELECT and have the format : The format of the selection file is : ; comment (hdr field) = string [opt (tab) & (hdr) = string ..] (tab) >element (nl) (hdr field) = string [opt (tab) | (hdr) = string ..] (tab) >element (nl) where Each selection is on a single line. If necessary, multiple conditions can be specified with the '&' to AND them or '|' to OR them. The operation equal, '=', can also be NOT equal '!='. A '*' is used a wild card string; a '?' is single wild card chr. To search for a string/chr embedded somewhere in a field, uses a '*' before and after. If embedded spaces are needed in the string-to-be-searched, use an '*'. Note that the search string is case_insensitive. Both the selection file and the main file are scanned completely, so that one file may be sent to none, one or several destinations according to the same or different criteriae. The element name MUST be present in the Element file. ie CL=303 >class303 EP=TAR. >rubbish_txt CL=1001 & TY=*PROP* >property The Element file, tables/setup/MID_ELEMENTS, has the syntax : ; comment logon: (owner for text files - defaults to midsys) advpath: (advertising text queue) edtpath: (editorial text queue) element:(element name) (tab/spaces) (complete script with parameters) (nl) ie element:property create_property_ad \$N \$V \AD \A1 \A2 \A3 advpath: /geo/adv The script is parsed, data fields added and run. The text or data part of the file is slotted into ADVPATH or EDTPATH variables with the original Atex J11 name (if an Adv, this is the 8 character ad no WITHOUT the version number). Input parameters are (all optional) : -t : scan time for directory default: 5 secs -i : input queue to scan default: spool/2midsys -e : name of element file default: MID_ELEMENT this is in tables/setup -z : name of selection file default: MID_SELECT this is in tables/setup -l : log every incoming file default: do NOT log -n : nice number there default: reduce by 5 -v : display version number and exit. (copyright) 2022 and previous years FingerPost Ltd.