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  •     QAD Glossary

  • Introduction
    QGen runs in the background of specially configured QAD Enterprise Applications character sessions to generate QDoc schema and events files for menu-level programs in QAD Enterprise Applications. The user initiates QGen from within the QAD Enterprise Applications session and logs field and iteration information. QGen stores this information as a master data file (.dat) for the calling procedure. A generate process converts these to the schema and events files.
    In general, QGen is used to map custom programs or QAD Enterprise Applications programs that do not have released QDoc schemas and events files. You can also use QGen to modify the standard QAD QDoc schemas and events files by loading the standard .dat file and running through the menu-level program again. See Load for details.
    In addition, you can use the native API framework available from QGen to modify QAD Enterprise Applications character programs; for details see Generating Native APIs.
    The standard QGen process is:
    Launch an QAD Enterprise Applications QGen session.
    Map a program:
    Open the QAD Enterprise Applications program.
    Launch QGen.
    Map individual fields and iterations.
    Save your work.
    Generate the QDoc schemas and events file.
    In addition, QGen enables you to:
    Modify individual field information after mapping is complete.
    Save partially mapped programs and reopen them later.
    Discard program maps and restart the mapping process.
    Add schema that was changed with one of the following:
    .NET using configured/simplified screens
    ICT (Integrated Customization Toolkit)
    Native API programs
    The SIAPI function