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Command Line Startup Options

To use command line arguments, either use the Run command from the Start menu, or create an icon for the program, and change the options in the shortcut.

This is a very useful feature of Collect! if you and your operators work on the same machine all the time.

You can set up these shortcuts for different operators and they will each be able to start Collect! with their own customized variations of logging into a Collect! database.

Collect! command line arguments:

ArgumentUse Applies To CV11Applies To
Web Host
/db{database} Path to database. (e.g. /dbmasterdb) XX
/a{file} Startup using macro file {file} X 
/b Beep sounds off X 
/c{filename}Enable Flex Screen{Use this INI instead of uidefault.ini} X 
/d Enable internal checks X 
/dl Disable locale X 
/e Error beep OFF X 
/fnn Use font size indicated by {nn} for Collect! display. XX
/hTurn off the progress graph in the status bar at the bottom of the Collect! window XX
/i{ID} User's ID. If ID and password are set then sign on XX
/m Allow multiple instances of the program to run at one time XX
/n Don't remove my ID from netbios name table on exit X 
/p{pwd} Password. If ID and password are set then sign on XX
/q User cannot exit from Collect!
(except User levels 1 and 99)
X 
/s Skip the Signon form, prompt for ID and password X 
/sch:{filename.sch} Load this Scheduler Tasks file when starting Collect! X 
/v Verbose. Frequent messages ON X 
/z Turns ON DDE. Used with Merge Documents and also with Predictive Dialer X 
/Snn Causes Collect! to listen on port nn  X
/W1ss Puts Collect! into HTTPs secure web server mode using Collect!'s internal SSL handling using SSL2.3. See "SSL Encryption" below for additional options.
/W1ss0 Puts Collect! into HTTPs secure web server mode using Collect!'s internal SSL handling using SSL3.0. See "SSL Encryption" below for additional options.
/W1ss1 Puts Collect! into HTTPs secure web server mode using Collect!'s internal SSL handling using SSL2.0. See "SSL Encryption" below for additional options.
/W1ss1 Puts Collect! into HTTPs secure web server mode using Collect!'s internal SSL handling using SSL2.3. See "SSL Encryption" below for additional options.
/W1ss3 Puts Collect! into HTTPs secure web server mode using Collect!'s internal SSL handling using TLS1.0. See "SSL Encryption" below for additional options.
/W1ss4 Puts Collect! into HTTPs secure web server mode using Collect!'s internal SSL handling using DTLS1.0. See "SSL Encryption" below for additional options.
/W1ss5 Puts Collect! into HTTPs secure web server mode using Collect!'s internal SSL handling using TLS1.1. See "SSL Encryption" below for additional options.
/W1ss6 Puts Collect! into HTTPs secure web server mode using Collect!'s internal SSL handling using TLS1.2. See "SSL Encryption" below for additional options.  X
/W1sPuts Collect! into HTTPs secure web server mode when using a third party SSL tool.  X
/W1Puts Collect! into HTTP web server mode - not secure.  X
/Wt1ss Starts Web Host in "test mode" with all menus enabled. Collect!'s internal SSL handling uses SSL2.3.  X
/Wt1sStarts Web Host in "test mode" with all menus enabled when using a third party SSL tool.  X
/Wt1Starts Web Host in "test mode" with all menus enabled - not secure.  X
/W2ss Puts Collect! into HTTPS listening mode for receiving requests from your VoIP and IP-PBX dialing systems. Used with Predictive Dialer.   
/W2 Puts Collect! into HTTP listening mode for receiving requests from your VoIP and IP-PBX dialing systems. Used with Predictive Dialer.
/W2sstext Puts Collect! into HTTPS listening mode for receiving requests from your VoIP and IP-PBX dialing systems with special string "text" passed in the URL. Used with Predictive Dialer.   
/W2text Puts Collect! into HTTP listening mode for receiving requests from your VoIP and IP-PBX dialing systems with special string "text" passed in the URL. Used with Predictive Dialer.   
/W2ssfile Puts Collect! into HTTPS listening mode for receiving requests from your VoIP and IP-PBX dialing systems with Debtor File Number passed in the URL. Used with Predictive Dialer.   
/W2file Puts Collect! into HTTP listening mode for receiving requests from your VoIP and IP-PBX dialing systems with Debtor File Number passed in the URL. Used with Predictive Dialer.   
/W3 Causes Web Host to bypass system password authentication.
This is used for real time updates via XML while using Web Predictive Dialer.
This may be limited to Trusted Hosts for security.
 X
/whl Enables Web Host packet logging.
This is for advanced developer troubleshooting.
This will generate a text file, "webhostpacketlog.txt," in your CV11\bin folder.
It will also prevent the deletion of the temporary CSV files used by XML Data Pump.
 X
/ynn Causes Web Host to use Port nn for secure mode (HTTPS)  X
/Thh:mm Causes the CV11 program to terminate at that time of day.
This is useful for backups and scheduled maintenance tasks.
This shuts down the Collect! instance but NOT the CV11 Server.
X X
/xmm Causes the CV11 program to terminate after {mm} minutes.
This closes only the particular Collect! instance.
X X
/? Show this list X 

Examples

1. C:\CV11\bin\CV11.exe /iUser1 /ppassword1 /m /q /dbmasterdb
Sign directly into masterdb database using ID User1 and Password password1. Allow multiple instances of CV11.exe to be started. Do not allow users to exit from Collect!.

tip.gif When specifying a database to sign into, Collect! hides the SELECT DATABASE button in the Welcome To Collect! screen. With a User ID and Password specified, as in the example above, the Welcome To Collect! screen is bypassed altogether.

2. C:\CV11\bin\CV11.exe /S80 /W1ss /y443
Web Data Entry secure mode

3. C:\CV11\bin\CV11.exe /T1:30
Shut down Collect! at 1:30 AM (Uses 24 hour clock). This shuts down only the instance of Collect! on the workstation. It does not shut down the CV11 server.

4. C:\CV11\bin\CV11.exe /x30
Shut down Collect! after 30 minutes of inactivity. This shuts down only the instance of Collect! on the workstation. This does not work with Web Host or the Scheduler.

tip.gif This is useful if you want user specific settings. If you want a global setting that applies to all users and all Collect! databases, please use Auto Log Out After, which is set in Database Preferences.

5. C:\CV11\bin\CV11.exe /dl
Disable Locale

6. C:\CV11\bin\CV11.exe /sch:demo.sch
Load the Scheduler Tasks file named demo.sch when Collect! starts.

tip.gif You must have already saved a Scheduler Tasks file if you want to use it in this command line argument.

tip.gif The /sch setting takes precedence over any file specified in the Scheduler Settings "Default scheduler task file."

tip.gif You can also display this table of command line options by using the /? option. This will display the list to the screen. You will have to remove this option to enter Collect! normally.

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Collect! Screen Display Size

The Flex Screen feature automatically expands Collect!'s screen to fit the monitor you are viewing. Command line startup option /c enables you to call a different INI file if you want to customize Flex Screen or adjust the default settings for a particular workstation.

Example:

C:\CV11\bin\CV11.exe /c
Use the settings in the uidefault.ini to set the Collect! screen dimensions. This default INI is shipped with Collect! and must be located in your CV11\bin folder.

tip.gif Used by itself, this command is just like Collect!'s default behavior. It just looks for the uidefault.ini in the CV11\bin. But, if you specify a different INI, Collect! will read that for all the Flex Screen settings.

C:\CV11\bin\CV11.exe /cmyui.ini
Use the settings in myui.ini to set the Collect! screen dimensions. The specified INI file must be located in your CV11\bin folder

Please refer to Help topic, Flex Screen for details.

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Collect! Font Size

With this command, larger numbers display a larger font size and larger Collect! windows. Smaller numbers display a smaller font size and smaller Collect! windows.

Example:

C:\CV11\bin\CV11.exe /f16
Start Collect! with 16 pt font size for display.

tip.gif For resizing Collect!, the /c option should be used instead of /f in most cases. It is more comprehensive, enables more customization and generally gives better results.

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Disable Locale

Upper and lowercase case functions in importing respond to the user's Regional Settings in Windows to be able to work with foreign languages better. Collect! automatically sets the Locale internally, given the language code returned from the operating system. This allows converting language characters to upper case during the import process.

To turn OFF this feature the command line switch /dl must be used.

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Web Host Packet Logging

This option, /whl, is used for troubleshooting transmission of Web Host data. This will also prevent the deletion of the CSV files that Collect! uses for XML Data Pump.

Example:
C:\CV11\bin\CV11.exe /S80 /W3 /y443 /whl
Web Host Packet Logging Enabled

This will generate a text file in your CV11\bin folder, i.e. "webhostpacketlog.txt." This is for advanced developer troubleshooting. This file can be used to reproduce HTTP headers and payload content, for instance in XML data pump troubleshooting.

tip.gif This will also allow you to log SSL encrypted sessions too, since Collect! writes to these files after the decryption phase.

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Web Predictive Dialer

The /w2 option starts Collect! in Web Dialer Server mode.

/s80 /w2Starts the Web Dialer Server on port 80.

/s80 /w2ssstarts the Secure Web Dialer Server on port 80.

These arguments are used with Predictive Dialer to receive HTTP and HTTPS requests. Please refer to Help topic, Web Predictive Dialer for details.

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SSL Encryption For Web Host

Collect! supports all common encryption methods. To enable a specific encryption method, you can simply use one of the following arguments in the Web Host shortcut.

/w1s ARG/w1ss ARGENCRYPTION METHOD
/w1s/w1ssSSL2.3
/w1s0/w1ss0SSL3.0
/w1s1/w1ss1SSL2.0
/w1s2/w1ss2SSL2.3
/w1s3 /w1ss3TLS1.0
/w1s4/w1ss4DTLS1.0
/w1s5/w1ss5TLS1.1
/w1s6/w1ss6TLS1.2

Example:

C:\CV11\bin\CV11.exe /W1ss2 /S80 /y443 /m

tip.gif When you open the Web Host, the read-only "Security" field displays the encryption method Web Host is currently using.


Collect! Web Host using SSL2.3 Encryption

tip.gif It is recommended that your Internet browser encryption method setting matches the encryption level you are using for Web Host.

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Web Host Test Mode

When Collect! is started in Web Host mode, menus are disabled. They can be re-enabled by signing in as User Level 99. As a command line argument, the letter 't' is also available if you want to start the Web Host in "test mode" based on the current user level rights. For example, /wt1s or /wt1ss will start up Web Host in test mode with all menus enabled.

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See Also

- Introduction To Sign On

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