Variables in the Documentation

In the documentation, the syntax of commands is described using variables. Variables in the documentation are indicated by angle brackets: <variable>.

The syntax of the command db_create is described in the documentation as follows:

dbmcli db_create <database_name> <dbm_operator>,<dbm_operator_password>

To execute the DBM command, enter values in place of the variables <database_name>, <dbm_operator>, <dbm_operator_password>, for example:

dbmcli db_create DEMODB DBM,DBM

The following table lists the most commonly used variables and example values for them.

Variable

Example Values

Description

<arch>

ia64

Architecture (processor)

<build>

24

Build number of the database software (part of the version number)

<computer_name>

GENUA

PARMA

SIENA

COMO

Name of the computer

<database_computer>

GENUA

PARMA

SIENA

COMO

Name of the computer on which the database instance is installed

<database_name>

DEMODB

TESTDB

SAMPLEDB

Name of the database instance (database name)

<database_server>

See <database_computer>

<database_user>

MONA

DAVID

BORIS

NINA

Database User

<database_user_password>

RED

BLUE

PINK

BLACK

Password of the database user

<dbm_operator>

DBADMIN

DBM

OLEG

ELENA

JULIE

Name of the Database Manager Operator (DBM Operator)

<dbm_operator_password>

SECRET

DBM

MONDAY

SUNDAY

TUESDAY

Keyword of the Database Manager Operator (DBM operator)

<dependent_path>

Software installation only:

Microsoft Windows*: C:\Program Files\sdb\<version>

UNIX/Linux: /opt/sdb/<version>

Installation of software and database instance:

Microsoft Windows*: C:\Program Files\sdb\<database_name>

UNIX/Linux: /opt/sdb/<database_name>

Directory that contains the database version-dependent server software

See Installation Manual, Directories

<file_name>

sample.txt

File name

<independent_data_path>

Microsoft Windows*: c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\sdb\data

UNIX/Linux: /var/opt/sdb/data

Directory containing the data, configuration information and run directories of database instances and applications

You can display the path of this directory using the DBM command dbm_getpath:

dbmcli dbm_getpath IndepDataPath

See Installation Manual, Directories

<independent_program_path>

Microsoft Windows*: C:\Program Files\sdb\programs

UNIX/Linux: /opt/sdb/programs

Directory containing the programs and libraries used jointly by database instances and applications

You can display the path of this directory using the DBM command dbm_getpath:

dbmcli dbm_getpath IndepProgPath

See Installation Manual, Directories

<inst_profile>

JDBC

Installation Profile)

<os>

Microsoft Windows

Operating system

<os_user>

ANNA

Name of the operating system user

<os_user_password>

MAY

Password of the operating system user

<package_name>

a) APO LC APPS

b) 20050512183812.prt

a) Name of the software package during installation

Name of the command file of the Loader (see Loader, Command File)

<password>

SECRET

Password

<path>

C:\test

Path

<sdb_user>

sdb

UNIX/Linux:

Special operating system user for MaxDB

see Concepts of the Database System, <sdb_user> (Special Operating System User)

<sdba_group>

sdba

UNIX/Linux:

Special operating system user group for MaxDB

see Concepts of the Database System, <sdba_group> (Special Operating System User Group).

<sysdba_user>

DBADMIN

Name of the Database System Administrator (SYSDBA User)

<sysdba_user_password>

SECRET

Password of the database system administrator (SYSDBA user)

<tool>

Loader

Database Tool

<user_home>

Microsoft Windows:

C:\Documents and Settings\anna

UNIX/Linux:

/home/anna

Home directory of the operating system user

<user_key>

SAMPLEKEY

User Key

<user_name>

See <database_user>

<version>

7.6.00.12

Version number of the database software

<virtual_server_name>

VIRTUAL_SERVER

HOTEL_VIRTUAL

Name of the virtual computer in a hot standby system

See Concepts of the Database System, Hot Standby

* System default if MaxDB software has not yet been installed. If an older version of MaxDB exists, the installation program proposes the paths belonging to this version for the new installation.