The Import ALF function is used to import data from an ALF file to your current Predict environment.

This section covers the following topics:

Calling the Online Function

Enter Code I in the Coordinator Menu or with an IMPORT command depending on the object/data type.

Differences to Load Migrate Function

The Import ALF function is essentially the same as the Load Migrate function. The difference is that Import requires ALF data as source, and Load requires Migrate data.

If not mentioned otherwise, all functions and options of the Load command are available for the Import command also. Syntax examples given for the Load command apply to the Import command also, if the expression "Load" is replaced by "Import".

Importing Internal IDs

This function is used to consolidate Internal IDs if you have your Predict data in separate FDIC files (see Consolidating Internal IDs in Batch Mode). Before you execute this import function, you must first export objects with their Internal IDs.

It is not possible to import selectively. All objects on the transfer medium are imported with their Internal IDs.

Calling the Function

Enter function code I and data type I in the Coordinator main menu. In batch mode, the function is called with the following command in library SYSDICBE:

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                               - Import Internal ID -
     Terminate, Help ...............
     Import options
       With update ................. N (Y/N)
       Create Report listing ....... Y (Y/N)
Import options
With update Y
All objects on transfer medium are imported together with their Internal IDs. N Objects that would be transferred are listed.
Create Report listing Y
A report listing of type IMP is created. Default.