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
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