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  • 1.  Is the Handler .ihd file format public knowledge ?

    Posted 10-18-2021 06:29
    Hi,

    I would like to perform various analysis over a large amount of handlers, whilst there are methods ("Export to XML" menu option and "/HandlerOpenAutoXMLPath" command line option) to get each handler's info manually, it would be preferable to automate getting this info directly from the IHD files. Is the file format public knowledge ?
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    Simon Gillespie
    acrinax Ltd
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  • 2.  RE: Is the Handler .ihd file format public knowledge ?

    GENESYS
    Posted 10-19-2021 12:03
    Simon,

    The file format is proprietary and I'm not sure if it's externally documented anywhere.

    What analysis are you trying to complete? It's possible someone else has faced this in the past and may have a solution for you.

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    Paul Simpson
    Senior Technical Instructor
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  • 3.  RE: Is the Handler .ihd file format public knowledge ?

    Posted 10-20-2021 01:19
    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the clarification, I thought that was most likely to be the case. I will progress with the out of the box XML manual capabilities.

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    Simon Gillespie
    acrinax Ltd
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  • 4.  RE: Is the Handler .ihd file format public knowledge ?

    Posted 10-21-2021 03:40
    Hi Simon,

    maybe you could automate the XML-Export a bit:

    1. Start Designer with commandline parameter /HandlerOpenAutoXMLPath and the handler file to export.
    2. Wait until desinger runs.
    3. Exit designer per commandline (TASKKILL)

    Example:
    idu.exe /HandlerOpenAutoXMLPath=C:\Temp C:\Handler\MyHandler.ihd
    timeout /T 10
    taskkill /T /IM idu.exe

    This will start the designer, open "MyHandler.ihd" and write the XML to C:\TEMP. Then it waits 10 seconds and closes the designer.

    You could run this in a batch or powershell script. Maybe you need to change the time of 10 seconds. The script has to wait until the designer is started completely before sending the "close".


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    Hans-Gerd Sandhagen
    Software Developer
    Fiebig GmbH
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  • 5.  RE: Is the Handler .ihd file format public knowledge ?

    Posted 10-20-2021 07:39
    When performing a bulk publish of handlers in past versions, you could pass a command line option to generate an XML file of each handler.
    I can't find that option anymore.

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    Wayne Rhodeback
    Emplifi
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