iphdrchk This program checks the headers of files for syntax and content. It is normally used as part of the News Agency Broadcast module to filter badly formatted files and act accordingly - for example send message back to the sender, add or alter data or to ignore/spike the file. These checks can be made on any combination of FIP header fields and/or text strings in the data. The parameter files holding the filters/tests are in tables/hdrchk. There is a file per Source (FIP header field SU) unless overridden by the contents of the FIP header field SK. If there is no SU or SK field the default parameter file is tables/hdrchk/HDRCHK. The format of each parameter file is : ; comment dest:(DU) source:(SU) if:(test) and:(test) pass:(flag) fail:(flag) (eoln) default: (action...) (eoln) flag: (number) (action...) (eoln) notflag: (number) (action...) (eoln) tofield: (new FIPhdr field for the DU) (eoln) name: (replacement name for file : replaces SN) (eoln) wild: (single chr) (eoln) singlewild: (single chr) (eoln) table: (tablename) (list of table entries ..) (eoln) reptable: (tablename) (list of table entries ..) (eoln) where : dest: is the contents of the destination or DU field. Normally this will be a single destination but multiples are valid if the whole DU is specified as in the field. Ie if the incoming DU contains 'aline+bline+CLINE' then specify : dest:aline+bline+CLINE (etc ...) with NO embedded spaces. This keyword MUST start the line. Subparameters for 'dest:' include : ----- source: the the source or SU field. It is optional. ----- if: test condition syntax is: if: (FIP Header field) = (condition) or if: (FIP Header field) != (condition) The operation equal, '=', can also be NOT equal '!='. The FIP header field can be any valid field. Source Header fields (in SH) are preceeded by X, ie XC for category. It can also be a new sub field using partial:, option: or combie: The condition is any FIP sequence string (ie text, octal chrs, unix escape chars) plus wild cards using '*' for a string and '?' is single wild card chr. To search for a string/chr embedded somewhere in a field, uses a '*' before and after. Note that the condition string is case_insensitive. To test for a null field or one containing spaces only, use double quotes. eg: if:TY="" However, use the 'no:' keyword to test whether a field exists or not. ----- and: A second (optional) test condition using the same syntax as 'if'. ----- no: Valid if there is NO field of that name in the FIP Header. Syntax: no: (FIP Header field) ----- search: search a predefined table for this Header field. syntax is : search: (FIP Header field) = (table name) or search: (FIP Header field) != (table name) where table name is that defined by a 'table:' line. ----- pass: If the test(s) succeed 'pass' sets a flag number which can be in the range of 1 to 200. ----- fail: If the test(s) fail, 'fail' sets a flag. The ok and error flags are the same and it is for the User to decide where to use which flag. There should be either or both 'pass' and/or 'fail'. If both are specified, take care to make sure the flags set are different ! Valid flags are between 1 and 200. flag: uses as parameter a flag number that corresponds to that set by the 'pass' subkeyword in one or more 'dest' lines. Its subparameters describe what kind of action is required for this case. notflag: is the same as 'flag' but for the 'fail'ures. These keywords MUST start the line. Subparameters for 'flag' and 'notflag' are the action parameters which are a series of optional keyword:parameters separated by spaces or tabs: ----- newdest: (destinations) replace contents of DU with these. This allows hdrchk to act as a Group sender. ----- addhdr: (new FIP header fields) add/replace FIP header fields. The parameter can be a FIP Seq string including octal numbers, System variables etc which is checked at runtime for each file. ----- msg: (destination):(message) send the Message in a file to that destination (DU). This creates a file called ERddhhmm for day, hour, minute with a SC of 'ascii'. If the message is not specified, the default message is sent. ----- script: (scriptname) run this script. ----- log: (string) log this string in the Item Log file. ----- action: (action) action can be 'delete' - delete the file 'ok' - pass the file thru ignoring errors 'woops' - send the file to the woops Que You may also define a default action if a file meets NONE of the criteria: default: (default action if no flags are set at all) where the action is any or all of the actions above. A default is advised. The table keyword is specified by : table: (tablename) (list of table entries ..) (eoln) The list of table entries are a number of entries delimited by spaces and/or tabs. If embedded spaces/tabs are needed, double quote the entry. The condition is considered passed (or failed if the "!=" is used) if at least one of the entries is matched. The reptable keyword is specified by : reptable: (tablename) (list of table entries ..) (eoln) This will create a new header field "H?" where ? is 1,2,3 etc for the 1st reptable specified etc. Each entry has the format (key),(replacement string) eg reptable:boat oar,"yes pls" rowlocks,"no thanks" For readability of the parameter file, for 'table' and 'reptable', you can either specify all the entries on one line or have multiple lines with the same table name: reptable:category a,1 b,2 c,3 d,4 e,5 f,6 or reptable:category a,1 reptable:category b,2 reptable:category c,3 reptable:category d,4 reptable:category e,5 reptable:category f,6 If the FIP header field containing the destination is NOT the 'DU' field, the name of the field can be specified using : tofield:XX where XX is the 2 letter header field to be used. This can NOT be a Source Header field. eg tofield:QD If the contents of the 'SN' FIP header field containing the filename is NOT that required, it can be replaced using the 'name' keyword. The parameter to 'name' can be any FIP sequence of fixed, text, FIP header fields, unix escape chrs and octal chrs. name: (FIPseq) (eoln) eg name:\$d\SNoink In this example, a file whose previous SN was 'PIGGY123' which is run on 3rd April would have a new name of '03PIGGY123oink' For the tests, wild card strings and single characters are normally '*' and '?' respectively. These can be changed by the 'wild:' and 'singlewild:' keywords. The parameter to these is a single printable character. eg : wild:% The following characters should NOT be used as they have other syntactical uses: colon, hash, equal, semi-colon, double quotes, exclamation. Where sections of FipHdr fields are required or changes to the output style, use keywords : fixed, partial, combie, optional, repeat, newdate and/or style. (see The SysAdmin manual for more information). They are normally specified : fixed:QZ 1234543 partial:QT ST,3,2,U,<,> combie:QY ep|na,(0000000)a option:QE ep,11,7,s repeat:QK XK,-,3 or repeat:QP PK,,4,#X style:QS XN,%.03d Example of a parameter file : ; ; Hdr Check file ; ; allowable parameters are default: action:woops log:"Rubbish file received - woops : \SN from \SU" ; dest:xxx if:XC!=AAA and:XC!=AAB pass:33 fail:47 dest:reuspo source:reuter if:XC=S* and:XK=bc-sport-oly* pass:5 fail:10 dest:reu source:reuter if:XC!=S* pass:29 fail:255 ; flag:5 action:ok log:Ok\s5 flag:10 action:woops log:NO\s10 flag:5 newdest:yyy+aaa addhdr:#QD:0101#ZI: msg:hdrerr Note there can be multiple flags all adding Fip Hdr fields. Example : dest:bout if:PR=1 pass:1 dest:bout if:PR=10 pass:10 dest:bout if:TX=x pass:98 dest:bout if:TX=y pass:99 flag:98 action:ok addhdr:#XX:\$Z log:"This one X" flag:99 action:ok addhdr:#YY:\$Z log:"This one Y" ; flag:1 addhdr:#PP:1 flag:10 addhdr:#PP:10 A file such as : #sn:no1#pr:1#du:bout#tx:x will become #sn:no1#pr:1#du:bout#tx:x##XX:0006#PP:1#SN:no1 Input parameters are : Mandatory : -i : input queue to scan default: spool/hdrchk -o : output queue default: spool/2go Optional -D : ignore any Delay times default: look for the DE field -f : file creep time for files arriving over the network This is usually around 5 seconds for RCP files. default: none -t : scan time for directory default: 5 secs -z : name of selection file default: tables/hdrchk/HDRCHK -l : log every incoming file default: do NOT log -Q : NOT quiet - complain (log) if the parameter file does not exist. 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