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Syntax statements

The following information explains the conventions for syntax statements used in this documentation.

Sample statements follows:

COMMAND KEYWORD1 [KEYWORD2 | KEYWORD3] KEYWORD4={YES | NO} fileName...

COMMAND <KEYWORD1> [<KEYWORD2> | <KEYWORD3>] <KEYWORD4>={YES | NO} <fileName>...

Conventions

Convention

Example

Items in italic type or enclosed by angle brackets (< >) represent variables that you must replace with a name or value. If a variable is represented by two or more words, initial capitals distinguish the second and subsequent words.

alias

databaseDirectory

<serverHostName>

Brackets indicate optional items. Do not type the brackets when you enter the option. A comma means that you can choose one or more of the listed options. You must use a comma to separate the options if you choose more than one option.

[tableName, columnName, field]

[-full, -incremental, -level]

Braces indicate that at least one of the enclosed items is required. Do not type the braces when you enter the item.

{DBDName | tableName}

UNLOAD device={disk | tape, <fileName> | <deviceName>}

{-a | -c}

A vertical bar means that you can choose only one of the listed items. In the example, you would choose either commit or cancel.

{commit | cancel}

An ellipsis indicates that you can repeat the previous item or items as many times as necessary.

columnName

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