UniVerse 11.x Configurable Parameters: 1 of 2

As you might expect for an expressive application development platform called upon to provide services across a wide range of scenarios, from small independent end user sites through to large scale solutions, Rocket® UniVerse requires a certain degree of configuration management.

The UniVerse configurable parameters, visible through the CONFIG ALL command, can be grouped into four categories:

  1. Those that enable or disable specific features.
  2. Those that modify behavior to emulate other platforms.
  3. Those that affect run-time performance.
  4. Those that determine hard limits for the system.

With the assimilation of more features from UniData in UniVerse 11.x, the number of parameters that falls into the last category has increased, and I’d like to add some information on the role of these new parameters in UniVerse.

This two-part blog will concentrate on the latter two categories, explaining some of these parameters and when and where you might choose to adjust them. Please read part 1.

Brian Leach 5 Posts

With a degree in Old English and Medieval Studies and a qualification in Traditional Chinese Medicine, it was perhaps inevitable that Brian Leach became a MultiValue developer. He served his time working for a PICK-based software house becoming product manager for a number of local government finance solutions. Soon after one of his clients took the first copy of UniVerse to leave the shores of the US, he became the first hire for ADG, the original Master Distributor for UniVerse in the UK and Europe. Through this subsequent work as a head of development with ADG, MMT and Microgen, Brian focused on cutting edge MultiValue techniques, client/server and web development, tools and middleware solutions, as well as building a portfolio of consultancy and training. A founding board member and past president of the U2 User Group, in 2008 he was recognized as an inaugural IBM Information Champion. Today, Brian works as an independent MultiValue consultant, trainer and tool developer specializing in bringing the latest technologies and best practices to the platform. He is passionate about MultiValue in the modern world, actively contributes to the user communities and publications and has authored a number of books on UniVerse. Most recently he has been leading MultiValue developers in adapting Agile principles and automated testing to improve code quality and has worked with some of the largest – and smallest – MultiValue sites. Brian lives in rural Oxfordshire, UK, where he writes and directs the village pantomime each year. A former Cathedral Chorister he has returned to his other joy – singing – now that his girls have grown up and moved beyond earshot.


  • Bruce A Holt Reply

    January 24, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Excellent post, Brian! As always, your explanations are clearly written. Thank you.

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