-c: Indicate as DBM Command


If you use a DBM option with optional parameters, then you have to separate these parameters logically from the subsequent DBM command. For this purpose, you insert the DBM option –c. The Database Manager CLI interprets all entries following –c as a DBM command.


-c <dbm_command>


Call the Database Manager CLI, log on as operator OLEG with password MONDAY, connect to the database instance DEMODB, start the backup operation using the backup template DemoDataCompl

Open the utility session with the operator data of the first DMB operator. You therefore enter the option for opening the utility session without parameters.

?     If you do not specify -c between the optional parameters of the DBM option and the DBM command, the DBM command is interpreted as a user name/password combination for the DBM option –uUTL. The system displays an error message:

>dbmcli -u OLEG,MONDAY -d DEMODB –uUTL backup_start DemoDataCompl


-24996,ERR_PARAM: Wrong parameters

-24753,ERR_MISSDBUSRPWD: Missing database, user or password

?     You mark the beginning of the DBM command with the option –c. The DBM command is executed successfully:

>dbmcli -u OLEG,MONDAY -d DEMODB –uUTL –c backup_start DemoDataCompl


Returncode              0

Date                    20060418

Time                    00131245

Server                  GENUA

Database                DEMODB

Kernel Version          Kernel    7.6.00   Build 016-123-109-428