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File Groups

Group files for quick access on IBM i with Surveyor/400

Files that you use most often can be put in a file group for quick access.  File groups also make it easy to track file size changes over time.

Demonstrates a group of files stored under a group named DEMOGROUP

Usage:

  • Add a file to the group from the visual tree, file search or file properties screen
  • Each user can have multiple file groups
  • One file group can span over multiple IBM i
  • The list of files in a group can be exported to the clipboard or to a PC file
  • The list of files in a group can be printed
  • Any file listed in a group can be acted upon through its right-click popup menu (properties, edit, FTP, export, etc.)

Information shown for each file in a group:

  • File name, library and IBM i system located on
  • Date when the file was added to the group or when the group was refreshed
  • Size of the file when it was added to the group or when the group was refreshed
  • Current size of the file and the percentage of growth since the last reference point
  • Additional file information, such as creation date, last used date, created by user, etc.