Need for conversion of regular format (fmt) files to the XML based format is sometimes necessary in the Tivoli Risk Manager environment.
Resolving the problem
The wrmfmt2xml command does a line-for-line translation of a format file (.fmt file). Comments are preserved and are automatically converted to XML-style comments. The resulting XML file will generate the same results as the original .fmt file. That is, if a log entry maps to a certain event using an .fmt file, it will map to the exact same event when processed using the XML file. Advanced features that are available only with the XML format, such as prefiltering and indexing, can be manually added to the XML file after the conversion takes place.
This command is used to convert the webids.fmt file to a defined XML file.
wrmfmt2xml webids.fmt webids.xml
On a Windows system, the command is wrmfmt2xml.cmd, and on Linux and UNIX-based systems the command is wrmfmt2xml. The scripts are located in the /bin directory of a Tivoli Risk Manager installation.
This command assumes that the .fmt file to be converted is valid and syntactically correct. Incorrect .fmt files could result in incorrect XML files.
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