Configuration Utility

This documentation describes the Configuration Utility which is used to modify global and local configuration files (for administrator use only) and to create or modify parameter files.

This documentation is organized under the following headings:

Starting and Terminating the Configuration Utility How to start and terminate the Configuration Utility.
Working with the Configuration Utility How to locate and change parameters, find parameters, and save changes. How to open, create, delete, export and import parameter files.
Overview of Configuration File Parameters Information on the parameters that can be set in the global and local configuration files. In this section you will also find information on the buffer pool assignments.
Overview of Profile Parameters Information on the profile parameters that can be set in the parameter files.
Invoking Natural with an Alternative Parameter File How to invoke Natural with your own customized parameter file.

See also: Profile Parameter Usage in the Operations documentation and Parameter Reference.


  1. Parameter files are upward-compatible, but not downward-compatible. Once you have created a parameter file in a higher version of the Configuration Utility and you try to read it with a lower version, an error message will be displayed. To be able to read the file, export the file to the higher version and then import this file to the lower version of the Configuration Utility.
  2. Parameter files are not compatible on different platforms. Therefore, it is not possible to copy them from one platform to another (for example, from Windows to UNIX or OpenVMS). If you want to use a parameter file on a different platform, export the file and then import this file on the target platform.