About File Classes

What are File Classes?

The File Class specifies the way in which the data of a file is encoded. For example, on Dimensions desktop client this value determines the mode in which item files are transferred between the client and the server. If you do not intend to use this client, you may accept the default value of "ASCII". However, in anticipation of future developments, Dimensions CM includes a number of other values for file classes and it is recommended that you make a relevant choice from the following values: 

These classes are hard coded into Dimensions CM and cannot be modified. At present, all items that do not have a class of "ASCII" will be transferred between Dimensions CM clients and servers in binary mode.

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