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AppServer and Internet Adapter Administration : Configuring and Managing the AppServer : Configuring AppServer components : Editing the properties file : Guidelines for editing the properties file
Guidelines for editing the properties file
When editing the file without OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer, note the following:
*You should not directly change the values in the file unless you have a complete understanding of how the changes affect components. When possible, always use OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer to make all changes to this file.
Note: You can use the mergeprop utility installed with OpenEdge to manually edit the file. For information on using mergeprop, see OpenEdge Getting Started: Installation and Configuration.
Note: A space is not a valid delimiter for setting properties in the file.
*You should always make a copy of this file, edit the copy, and verify the result before replacing the original with your edited copy.
*For complete definitions of all the properties and detailed information on how to set them, see the file, as well as the comments included in the properties file itself. Both files reside in the properties directory.
*Some properties are dynamic properties. A dynamic property is one that can be changed after the AppServer broker has been started. Depending on the property, changed values may be available to both existing and new agents or exclusively for new agents. Dynamic properties are only dynamic if the AppServer has been configured to support dynamic properties. See Reference to Dynamic Server Properties for a complete list.
The file consists of a hierarchical structure of configuration entities, where parent entities provide configuration information that you can override or extend in each child entity. Each configuration entity has a name that begins the entity definition, and the definition contains configuration settings for one or more products or product instances.