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COMPRESS_FILE <filename>

Forces FairCom DB to create data files whose names match the specified name with data compression enabled. The file name may include wildcard characters (see FairCom DB Standard Wildcards).

A file whose name matches the keyword is created as a variable-length data file even if the create option specifies that it is a fixed-length data file. Such a file is still restricted to containing records that have the defined fixed-record length.

The logic has been changed so that the COMPRESS_FILE keyword does not enable data compression for a data file that is created with resource support disabled. This prevents a rebuild from failing with error 484 (could not open sort work file).

See Also

  • CMPREC_TYPE in the c-tree Server Administrator’s Guide.