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The number of flat files has been reduced by transferring all information that was stored in the.EXT files to the .ESI files. Flat files are now:

· <application>.JOB containing batch job definitions


· <application>.CON containing conceptual definitions


· <application>.ESI containing external/design definitions

.JOB and .CON files are generated from within the Definer. .ESI files are generated from the Windows Designer. The size of the generated .CON and .ESI files has been considerably reduced (by a factor of between 4 and 10), and the time taken to generate a .CON file has improved dramatically (10 times faster).

In addition, there are two message files that can be generated from the Definer for translated messages

· <application>.SMG for system messages


· <application>.UMG for application strings