MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Help

Database Configuration Variables

The following table lists the configuration variables that affect database operations. Each configuration variable expects a valid value. An invalid value will not override a setting. You do not need to close and restart in order for the configuration variable change to take effect.

Variable Short name Description
MS_UDLDIR Universal Data Link directory Points to the directory that contains the Universal Data Link (UDL) files. The UDL files contain the connection strings to a particular data source.
MS_ORACLE_HOME Oracle Home Used to set the path to the Oracle client files required for connecting to the database server. If this variable is not set, MicroStation PowerDraft looks at the system registry and path to determine the Oracle Home directory.
MS_DBASE Database Files Search path(s) for database files.
MS_SERVER Server Loader MDL application to load the database interface software.
MS_DBEXT Database Server The database interface "server" application.
MS_LINKTYPE Database Linkages User data linkage types recognized by the database interface software.