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A read/write SYSTEM property that can be used to set the default directory for data files.


All files with unqualified file names (e.g., those files with no NAME attribute or a NAME with only a relative path) will be looked for in the directory specified by SYSTEM{PROP:DataPath}.


SYSTEM{PROP:DataPath} defaults to the directory the application starts in. This will save developers from having to do startup code like the following:



file1name = datadirectory & 'file1'

file2name = datadirectory & 'file2'

file3name = datadirectory & 'file3'