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Specify the behavior when reading a sequential file and encountering an unexpected end-of-file error.


[Miscellaneous]   SetZEOF=n

n is either 1 (true) or 0 (false). The default value is 0.


When SetZEOF is enabled (n = 1), InterSystems IRIS® data platform sets the special variable $ZEOF to indicate that you have reached the end of a sequential file. When this parameter is not enabled, InterSystems IRIS throws an <ENDOFFILE> error instead

Changing This Parameter

On the Compatibility page of the Management Portal (System Administration > Configuration > Additional Settings > Compatibility), in the SetZEOF row, click Edit. Select SetZEOF to enable this setting.

Instead of using the Management Portal, you can change SetZEOF in the Config.MiscellanousOpens in a new window class (as described in the class reference) or by editing the CPF in a text editor (as described in the Editing the Active CPF section of the “Introduction to the Configuration Parameter File” chapter in this book).

To change this parameter for a single process only (as opposed to instance-wide), use the SetZEOF()Opens in a new window method of the %SYSTEM.ProcessOpens in a new window class. See the class reference for details.

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