What job files are involved in GroupID Synchronize? How do they work and what is the purpose of these files?
Synchronize maintains different types of files for every job, job group, job template and job group template. There are three file types:
- Configuration file
- Report file
- Log file
The location of these files depends on the Windows version installed on your computer. You can find the Synchronize configuration folder using the Windows %ALLUSERSPROFILE% environment variable. On the Windows Run dialog box, type the following command:
This folder contains the subfolders Jobs, Group Jobs, Job Templates and Job Group Templates
The configuration file: .dtmconfig
The configuration file is an XML document that stores the principle settings for jobs, job groups, job templates, and job group templates. When you open the wizard to create a one of these objects, GroupID populates the wizard with the settings from the corresponding file. It has the extension .dtmconfig.
The configuration file for jobs and job groups
For jobs and job groups, the configuration file is created and saved in the jobs subfolder. Job configuration files contain job settings, whereas job group configuration files contain not only the job group settings but the settings for each individual job in the group.
When an existing job is added to a job group, Synchronize copies the settings of that job from its configuration file to that of the job group. Thus, it separates the sources so that changing one does not affect the other.
The configuration file for job templates and job group templates
Synchronize creates only configuration files for job templates and job group templates. A configuration file is created when an existing job or job group is saved as a template. During the save operation, Synchronize creates a duplicate of the original job or job group, thus separating the template's configuration so that later changes to the original job or job group settings do not affect it.
The report file .dtmreport
Synchronize creates report files only for jobs and job groups. Report files are generated when a job or a job group is run. It contains the records and objects inserted, updated, removed or exchanged between the source and destination. The data from this file appears on the Reports tab of the Run Job and Run Job Group dialog boxes.
Synchronize creates a new report file each time a job or a job group is run and archives it. Unlike configuration files, report files are saved in the jobs folder in a subfolder named for the job or job group itself.
The log file .dtmlog
The log file is generated along with the report file during a job or job group run and displayed on the Log tab of the Run Job and Run Job Group dialog boxes. This file is saved with the .dtmlog extension in the same location as the report file. Data written to the log file depends on the Logging setting for Synchronize.
Synchronize creates a new log file each time a job or job group is run and archives it.
Online Help topic: Job Files
GroupID 8 User Guide