Output from the Configuration Tool
For each policy that you save, the Z Common Data Provider Configuration Tool creates several files in its working directory.
Policy for streaming data to analytics platforms
After you create and save a policy for streaming data to analytics platforms, several files are created in the working directory of Z Common Data Provider Configuration Tool. For example, if you create and save a policy that is named Sample1, the following files are created in the Configuration Tool working directory:
- Sample1.policy if one or more SMF data streams are selected
Important: Do not edit the files that the Configuration Tool creates.
If you have created the policy before you deploy the Z Common Data Provider PTF UJ09384, a Sample1.zlf.conf file was created in the Configuration Tool working directory. After you deploy the Z Common Data Provider PTF UJ09384, if you resave the policy, the Sample1.zlf.conf file is renamed to Sample1.zlf.conf.hidden and will not be updated.
The following descriptions explain the purpose of each output file, based on the file name extension:
- .policy file
- Contains configuration information for the Data Streamer.
- .layout file
- Contains information about how a policy definition is visually presented in the Configuration Tool.
- .sde file
- Contains configuration information for the System Data Engine.