Step 4. Compile an ASCII Form

  1. Right-click ASCII Forms.

  2. Select Compile on the popup menu.

The ASCII Form Compile dialog box opens.

  1. Click the Open button to the right of the ASCII Form field.

The Select the ASCII Form dialog box opens.

  1. Open the  <Project Name>\CIMForms\ASCIIForms\Working folder.

  2. Select the file you want to compile.

Note: File types to select from are:

CimForms ASCII Form files (*.caf)

Files that were created and saved or were edited and saved as *.caf files in the in the CimForms Text Editor.

All Files (*.*)

All text files.

Note: Text files that do not conform to the ASCII Form requirements will be compiled; the content will simply be reported as errors.

  1. Click Open.

The path and file name display in the ASCII Form field in the ASCII Form Compile dialog box.

  1. Select a Control Character Token file from the drop-down list of available token files.

  1. Click OK.

Result: Broadcast compiles the ASCII form.

If there are errors, Broadcast:

Reports the errors.

Places error messages in a text file at $ProjectRoot\CIMForms\ASCIIForms\Errors.txt.

If there are no errors, Broadcast

Displays a message telling you that the compilation was successful.


More information

ASCII form configuration.