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IniFile - Configuration or ini-file

Configuration or ini-files are used for controlling ODABA applications. Via configuration files, option values may be set in an external file before running an ODABA application. Options set in a configuration file may be overwritten by options set in the database option hierarchy or options explicitly set in the application.

Configuration files may be provided as XML files or classical text files with several hierarchical sections (see also Options in a configuration or ini-file ). In contrast to ini-files, XML configuration files support more than one configuration in one configuration file (multiple configuration support).

Some situations require a configuration or ini-file created temporarily (e.g. when starting separate processes). The class supports several functions for creating configuration or ini-files with required option definitions. Usually, configuration or ini-files are used either for being read or in order to create new configuration or ini-files (write), but not both.

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