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What is the purpose of the proenv utility?


TitleWhat is the purpose of the proenv utility?
URL NameP112724
Article Number000127871
EnvironmentProduct: Progress
Product: OpenEdge
Version: All supported versions
OS: All supported platforms
Question/Problem Description
What is the purpose of the proenv utility?
How to run the proenv utility?
What is proenv?
Steps to Reproduce
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The Progress / OpenEdge installation directory and other variables relevant to OpenEdge command / program execution are not set at the System-level.

The purpose of the proenv (Progress Environment) utility is to set the Progress / OpenEdge environment variables for a session.

These variables include the location of Progress / OpenEdge installation (%DLC% / $DLC directory), the WORK directory, WRK Directory of OE Management. and adds the bin directory to the PATH.

In addition, the current working directory is changed to the default "WORK" directory identified during the installation.

This makes it easier to run Progress / OpenEdge commands from the proenv prompt for the session, from any directory during this session.

Start the proenv utility by executing proenv script located in the Progress Install Directory/bin:

1.  Start PROENV.
This starts a command prompt session that sets the Progress environment by default. If using the standard command prompt, then the following variables should be defined

On MS-Windows:

NOTE: The icon Proenv can be used to start a command prompt session that sets the Progress environment by  default.

SET Environment Variables
export DLC PATH

A command window will be opened that shows:
  1. Current OpenEdge Installation directory
  2. A comment about "Insertion of %DLC%/bin to the beginning of the PATH" will be displayed, along with the current directory
  3. The Product version (including servicepack + hotfix details).

This command line has a prompt "proenv>"
Reference to Written Documentation:

Progress Installation and Configuration Guide Version 9 for UNIX

OpenEdge Getting Started: Installation and Configuration
Last Modified Date2/26/2016 8:46 PM
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