"Where am I?" - Adding extra information to the Terminal prompt
If you deal with multiple instances of Caché / Ensemble / HealthShare and sometimes have to work at the Terminal command prompt, did you know that you can easily add extra information to that prompt which may help prevent you running a command on the wrong instance?
The format of the command prompt is controlled by the TerminalPrompt setting in the [Startup] section of the CPF but it is normally manipulated via Portal. The documentation is here.
The default prompt looks like this:
The 2 is what provides the namespace name. Most of the time the 8 adds nothing, but you can see its effect by starting a transaction or two, then ending them:
When working with multiple instances, perhaps across different servers, setting TerminalPrompt="8,1,3,2" may be useful:
Node: TIN, Instance: ENS171