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The DefaultColumnFile entry is the full physical path and name of the file to read for column definitions in .asp files and in .idq files.


Type: REG_SZ
Default: ""



The DefaultColumnFile entry is found under the key


If the value of the DefaultColumnFile entry is the default, the columns (properties) available for queries are those given in the topic Default Property Names for a Web Catalog.

If a value other than the default is specified, the specified column definitions file includes one line for each column (or property) that can be used in a query. The content and format of the columns definition file is identical to that given in the topic Names Section of .Idq Files.

The value of an identically named entry under the Catalog subkey for a specific catalog cannot override the value of this entry.

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