Interchange Reference Pages: Configuration directives


For a complete introduction to Interchange config files and the supported syntax, please see the configuration glossary entry.

Table of Contents

AcceptRedirect — accept Web server redirects
Accounting
AccumulateCode — fetch Interchange code on-demand from CodeRepository instead of starting up with everything
AcrossLocks — open real databases instead of fast dummy pointers
ActionMap — modify existing or define custom Interchange actions
AddDirective — add a new configuration directive
AdminSub — restrict specific global subroutines to catalogs listed under AllowGlobal directive
AdminUser — (obsolete) specify usernames that are given full access to all catalogs, regardless of any permissions
AliasTable — specify table containing page aliases ("redirect" instructions)
AllowGlobal — specify catalogs allowed to operate with full Interchange server permissions
AllowRemoteSearch — specify database tables accessible for remote searches
AlwaysSecure — specify pages that are always to be served over a HTTPS connection
AsciiTrack — specify filename to which formatted order reports should be appended
AutoEnd — specify macro to be executed automatically at the end of every page access
AutoModifier — specify products table columns containing values for product attributes
AutoVariable — specify config directives to make available through the Variable space
Autoload — specify actions to be executed automatically at the beginning of every page access
BounceReferrals — remove visible affiliate code from URLs after first access
BounceReferralsRobot — remove visible affiliate code from URLs after first access (for robots only)
BounceRobotSessionURL — remove explicit mv_session_id in RobotUA request if provided
Capability — test existence of a capability
CartTrigger — specify subroutines to invoke when cart contents change
CartTriggerQuantity — specify whether quantity changes to cart items will cause CartTrigger subroutines to execute
Catalog — register catalog with the Interchange server
CatalogUser — specify catalog-specific usernames to use when accessing files with absolute pathnames
CategoryField — specify name of the "category" field in the Interchange database
CheckHTML — check the generated HTML code with an external program
ChildLife — define maximum child process lifetime
CodeDef — generic subroutine mapper
CodeRepository — specify directory containing code that can be included in the running installation when needed
CommonAdjust — define default settings for a flexible, chained item pricing scheme
ConfDir — specify catalog "config" directory
ConfigAllAfter — specify config files to read as part of every catalog's configuration, after all its files are read in first
ConfigAllBefore — specify config files to read as part of every catalog's configuration, before any of its files are read in
ConfigDatabase — specify database holding definitions usually found in catalog.cfg
ConfigDir — specify default "include" directory for "<file" notation
ConfigParseComments — (obsolete) treat config meta-directives as plain comments
CookieDomain — set domain common to all servers providing Interchange content
CookieLogin — allow autologin based on username and password stored in a client cookie
CookieName — specify Interchange session cookie name
CookiePattern — specify regular expression to extract session ID out of a client cookie
Cookies — specify whether Interchange will try to send session cookies to client browsers
CountrySubdomains — honor ccTLD domains in IP qualification
CreditCardAuto — encrypt credit card information automatically
CustomShipping — specify SQL query to use in obtaining shipping costs data
DNSBL — specify real-time DNS blocklist servers
DataTrace — trace DBI calls with variable granularity
Database — register existing database table for use with Interchange
DatabaseAuto — register database tables for use with Interchange automatically
DatabaseAutoIgnore — prevent DatabaseAuto from configuring tables whose names match regex pattern
DatabaseDefault — specify default settings for Database directives
DebugFile — specify Interchange debug output filename
DebugHost — restrict debug mode to requests originating from specific hosts
DebugTemplate — specify format of debug messages
DefaultLocale — specify default locale
DefaultShipping — specify default shipping method
DeleteDirective — disable use of specified configuration directive in catalog.cfg
DeliverImage — allow delivery of images through Interchange
DescriptionField — specify name of the "description" field in the Interchange database
DirConfig — batch-set a bunch of variables (or values in general) from files
DirectiveDatabase — specify database to read configuration directives from
DirectoryIndex — specify the default page in a directory
DiscountSpaceVar — specify names of CGI variables to check for discount space definition
DiscountSpacesOn — enable "discount spaces" feature
DisplayErrors — display eventual errors directly in the client session
DomainTail — honor only the toplevel domain in IP qualification
DowncaseVarname
DumpAllCfg — dump global Interchange server configuration
DumpStructure — dump Interchange server and catalog structure for each catalog
EncryptKey — specify default key to use for encryption
EncryptProgram — specify default encryption program
Environment — specify environment variables to inherit from the calling CGI link program
ErrorDestination — route error messages to different files, based on message content or arbitrary tag
ErrorFile — specify error log filename
ExecutionLocale — specify lowest-level locale
External — enable dump of selected global and catalog values for use by external programs
ExternalExport — specify Perl variables to dump to external file
ExternalFile — specify external dump filename
ExtraSecure — disallow unencrypted access to pages which are listed under AlwaysSecure
FallbackIP
Feature — specify Interchange "feature" for activation in the catalog
FeatureDir — specify "feature" directory
FileControl — specify page names and Perl subroutines that implement access control
FileDatabase — specify table and column to look up in search for file contents
Filter — specify variables and filters through which they should be run through automatically
FormAction — define or override form action
FormIgnore — specify variables that should not be propagated from CGI to Values space
FractionalItems — allow fractional quantities in the shopping cart
FullUrl — use full URLs (those including hostnames) in catalog definition lines
FullUrlIgnorePort
Glimpse — specify program path and options for the Glimpse search engine
GlobalSub — define global Perl functions for use within Interchange
HTMLsuffix — specify filename extension for files in the PageDir and TemplateDir directories
HammerLock — number of seconds after which a locked session is considered lost due to malfunction
History — how many most-recent user clicks should be saved in session history
HitCount — increment a counter on every catalog access
HostnameLookups — perform hostname lookups (DNS resolving)
HotDBI — specify catalogs that should use persistent database connections
HouseKeeping — specify number of seconds between periodic "house keeping" jobs
HouseKeepingCron — define Interchange-aware crontab entries
IPCsocket — specify IPC socket filename
ImageAlias — specify alias location for all image files
ImageDir — specify base location for all image files
ImageDirInternal — (obsolete)
ImageDirSecure — specify base location for all IMG and INPUT src= files served over HTTPS
Inet_Mode — specify whether Interchange server should open an INET socket and listen on a port
InternalCookie
IpHead — use only part of the IP to qualify user sessions
IpQuad — specify number of dot-quads to honor when IpHead is enabled
ItemAction — specify subroutine to invoke when users' electronic cart contents change
Jobs — define parameters for batch jobs
Levies — specify levy sections to apply
Levy — define levy section (levy key)
Limit — set or modify various limits
Locale — specify locale definitions
LocaleDatabase — specify database that contains locale settings
LockType — specify file locking method to use
LockoutCommand — specify command to run in order to lock a client out of the site
LogFile — specify Interchange log output filename
Logging — specify log granularity treshold
MailOrderTo — specify e-mail address that completed orders should be sent to
Mall — issue cookies only for the current catalog, and not the base domain
MasterHost — specify regular expression that client IP must match to access protected directories
MaxQuantityField — specify tables and columns containing maximum allowed quantity for an item
MaxRequestsPerChild — define maximum number of per-server page deliveries before respawn
MaxServers — define maximum number of spawned servers
Member — override catalog variables for logged-in users
Message — write custom message to console and Interchange log
MimeType — specify MIME types
MinQuantityField — specify table and/or column containing minimum allowed quantity for an item
MoreDB — enable saving of search paging files into users' DBI sessions
NoAbsolute — deny catalogs to read absolute filenames on the system
NoExport — specify databases not to re-export
NoExportExternal — enable use of the NoExport directive
NoImport — specify databases not to re-import, unless the database completely disappears
NoImportExternal — do not re-import external databases
NoSearch — specify databases on which Interchange-style searches cannot be performed
NonTaxableField — specify name of the non-taxable field in the products database
NotRobotUA — specify user-agents that will NOT be classified as crawler bots (search engines)
OfflineDir — specify directory to use for "offline" files
OnFly — enable on-fly additions to client shopping cart
Options
OptionsAttribute
OptionsEnable — specify table and/or column for option type
OrderCleanup
OrderCounter — specify file that keeps and increments order count
OrderLineLimit — specify maximum number of items the user is allowed to place in the shopping cart
OrderProfile — specify files containing order profile definitions
OrderReport — specify location of the order report form
OutputCookieHook
PGP — encrypt complete order reports automatically
PIDcheck — check running Interchange processes during the HouseKeeping routine
PIDfile — PID filename
PageDir — specify directory containing catalog pages
PageSelectField — specify products database column used to select the flypage
PageTableMap — map field names for page lookup tables
PageTables
ParseVariables — parse (interpolate) config file variables
Password — specify password for RemoteUser
PerlAlwaysGlobal
PerlNoStrict
PermanentDir — specify directory containing temporary files for permanent searches
PostURL — specify URL for POST requests
Pragma — specify pragma's default value
PreFork — specify whether Interchange server should pre-fork processes that wait for client connections
PreForkSingleFork — perform one instead of two forks in PreFork mode
Preload — specify macro to be executed at the very beginning of every request
PriceCommas — show thousands separator in price pictures
PriceDefault — specify default price field in chained pricing schemes
PriceDivide — specify number to divide the price by, to obtain price in units
PriceField — specify name of the "price" field in the Interchange database
ProcessPage — specify "virtual" location of the form processor page
ProductDir — specify directory containing database files
ProductFiles — specify all databases containing products that form one big "products" database
Profile
Profiles — specify files containing OrderProfile definitions on a global level
Promiscuous — allow output of HTML code in value variables
ReadPermission — affect file mode (read permissions, specifically) on Interchange-generated files
RedirectCache — use Interchange to generate static web server pages
RemoteUser — specify required value of the REMOTE_USER environment variable
Replace — reset directive to a new value, or to its default
Require — require existence of a capability
RobotHost — specify hostnames that will be classified as crawler bots (search engines) visiting the site
RobotIP — specify IP numbers or ranges that will be classified as crawler bots (search engines)
RobotLimit — specify maximum number of pages a user can visit without a short pause
RobotUA — specify user-agents that will be classified as crawler bots (search engines)
Route — specify order and payment routes
RouteDatabase
RunDir — specify directory containing runtime files
SOAP — enable handling of SOAP RPC requests
SOAP_Action — define SOAP actions
SOAP_Control — control access to SOAP features
SOAP_Enable
SOAP_MaxRequests — define maximum number of per-server SOAP RPC response deliveries before respawn
SOAP_Perms — specify SOAP RPC Unix socket permissions
SOAP_Socket — specify name of SOAP RPC socket file
SOAP_StartServers — specify number of servers which should be started to handle SOAP RPC requests
SafeTrap — specify operation codes to trap in Safe.pm compartments
SafeUntrap — specify operation codes to untrap in Safe.pm compartments
SalesTax — specifies sales tax calculation mode
SalesTaxFunction — specify custom tax calculation function
SaveExpire — specify the amount of time for which Interchange cookies should be valid (their expiry time)
ScratchDefault — define default scratch variable values
ScratchDir — specify directory containing temporary files
SearchProfile — specify files containing search profile definitions
SecurePostURL — specify URL for secure POST requests
SecureURL — specify base URL of the Interchange catalog link program, when pages are served over HTTPS
SendMailProgram — sendmail (or compatible) binary location
SeparateItems — treat items with quantity greater than 1 as separate items
SessionCookieSecure
SessionDB — specify name of a database to use with DBI-based sessions
SessionDatabase — specify location of the file-based user sessions database
SessionExpire — specify a duration after which idle user sessions expire
SessionHashLength — specify the number of characters to hash session directories
SessionHashLevels — specify the number of levels to hash session directories
SessionLockFile — specify the name of a lock file if DBM-based sessions are used
SessionType — specify type of the user sessions database
SetGroup — specify primary Unix group to switch to, after catalog to invoke is determined
Shipping
ShowTimes — insert timing information in debug output
SocketFile — specify Unix socket filename
SocketPerms — specify Unix socket permissions
SocketReadTimeout — specify timeout on client sockets
SourceCookie
SourcePriority — specify list of CGI variables to check for source (affiliate) name
SpecialPage — specify location of special pages
SpecialPageDir — specify directory containing special catalog pages
SpecialSub — specify Perl subroutines to handle certain events or conditions
StartServers — specify the number of Interchange servers to prefork when running in PreFork mode
StaticDir — (obsolete) specify path of the directory which should be used as root for static pages
Sub — define Perl functions for use within a catalog
SubCatalog — register subcatalog with the Interchange server
Suggest — check existence of a capability
SuppressCachedCookies
SysLog — instruct Interchange to log to Unix system's log (syslog)
TableRestrict — restrict database searches to rows satisfying given criteria
TagDir — specify directories containing code declaration blocks
TagGroup — group Interchange code declarations in groups, for later convenient inclusion or exclusion from the setup
TagInclude — include (a group of) tags in Interchange
TaxInclusive — display prices with tax amount included
TaxShipping
TcpHost — specify which hosts can connect to Interchange server running in Inet mode
TcpMap — specify which ports should Interchange server running in Inet mode listen on
TemplateDir — specify common template/fallback "pages" directories
TolerateGet — specify whether information from both GET and POST method should be parsed when form is submitted using POST method
TrackDateFormat — specify time format used in TrackFile logs
TrackFile — specify user tracking log filename
TrackPageParam — insert specified variables' values in the user track file
TrustProxy — designate certain IP addresses or hostnames as trusted HTTP proxies
UTF8
Unix_Mode — specify whether Interchange server should open an UNIX socket
UpsZoneFile — specify file containing region-specific UPS zone information
UrlSepChar — specify default URL separator character
UseModifier — specify default attributes that can be attached to items
UserControl — enable enhanced user database functions
UserDB — adjust default behavior of Interchange user database functions
UserDatabase — specify name of table to use as user database
UserTag — define an Interchange tag
UserTrack — enable sending of X-Track HTTP header
ValuesDefault — define default user values
VarName — remap Interchange variables to arbitrary names in generated URLs
Variable — define an Interchange variable
VariableDatabase — specify database containing variables
VendURL — specify base URL of the Interchange catalog link program
WideOpen — disable IP-based qualification of user sessions (the directive degrades catalog security!)
Windows — (obsolete) indicate that Interchange is running under Microsoft Windows
WritePermission — affect file mode (write permissions) on Interchange-generated files
XHTML — enable XHTML-conformant HTML output

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