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Startup Command and Parameter Reference
Startup Parameter Descriptions : Stash Area (-stsh)

Stash Area (-stsh)

Use Stash Area (-stsh) to specify the number of 1KB blocks to allocate to the stash area, which OpenEdge uses as temporary storage for modified index fields.
Operating system and syntax
UNIX / Windows
-stsh n
Use with
Maximum value
Minimum value
Single-user default
Multi-user default
Client Session
The number of 1KB blocks for the stash area.
The default size is sufficient for most index fields, but large character fields with a word index might require more space.
You can calculate an appropriate stash size by taking the size in bytes of the largest field with a word index, doubling that value, and adding 1KB. For example, if the largest word indexed field is 2,000 characters long, set -stsh to 5 to create a stash area of 5KB. If you do not allocate enough space, OpenEdge terminates with a fatal error. If this occurs, restart OpenEdge with a larger stash area.