Supported Legacy Reflection, EXTRA!, and KEA! Files in Reflection 2014 and 2011

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  • 06-Jul-2007
  • 01-Apr-2018

Environment

Reflection 2014
Reflection for IBM 2014
Reflection for UNIX and OpenVMS 2014
Reflection for IBM 2011
Reflection for UNIX and OpenVMS 2011
Reflection Standard Suite 2011

Situation

This technical note lists legacy file types supported by Reflection 2014 and Reflection 2011. These include files created using legacy Reflection products (version 14.x and earlier), EXTRA!, KEA!, and several third party products.

Note: For Reflection Desktop products, see KB 7021411 instead.

Resolution

Enabling Support for Legacy Files

Enabling support for legacy files depends on your product and previous installations.

Reflection 2014

All legacy Reflection and EXTRA! compatibility features are enabled by default in Reflection 2014.

Support for using legacy KEA! files is available starting with Reflection 2014. This feature is available on the Attachmate installation program "Feature Selection" tab, under UNIX and OpenVMS > Compatibility.

Figure 1: Reflection 2014 feature selection.

Reflection 2011

Legacy Reflection Compatibility features are enabled by default in Reflection 2011.

If you are installing Reflection 2011 on a machine that has EXTRA! or was previously upgraded from EXTRA! to Reflection, the Legacy EXTRA! Compatibility features are enabled by default.

If you are installing Reflection 2011 on a machine that does not have EXTRA! and you want to use EXTRA! files, you must select "Legacy EXTRA!" when you install Reflection. This feature is available on the Attachmate installation program "Feature Selection" tab, under 3270/5250 > Compatibility or UNIX and OpenVMS > Compatibility.

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Figure 2: Reflection 2011 feature selection.
Figure 2: Reflection 2011 feature selection.

Supported Reflection Legacy Files

The following Reflection legacy files are supported:

 
 
Reflection 2014
Reflection 2011
.r2w
Reflection for UNIX and OpenVMS Settings File
yes
yes
.r3w
Reflection for Secure IT Settings File
yes
yes (R3)
.r4w
Reflection for REGIS Graphics Settings File
yes
yes
.rsf
Reflection for IBM Settings
yes
yes
.rvx
VBA Macro File
yes
yes
.rfw
FTP Settings File
yes
yes
.mto
Mainframe Transfer Request File
yes
yes
.xto
AS/400 Transfer Request File
yes
yes
.rcl
Reflection Command Language Scripting File
yes
yes
.rbs
Reflection Basic Scripting Files
yes
yes
.rma
Reflection Macro File
yes
yes

Supported EXTRA! Legacy Files

 
 
Reflection 2014
Reflection 2011
.eqp
EXTRA! QuickPads (read only)
yes
yes
.etb
EXTRA! Toolbars (read only)
yes
yes
.edp
Display Session
yes
yes
.ekm
EXTRA! Keyboard Map
yes (.ekm files can now be browsed for in the keyboard map file picker)
yes
.eil
EXTRA! File Transfer Schemes
yes
yes
(R1 SP1)

.elf
EXTRA! Layout Files *
yes
yes
.ebm
EXTRA! Basic Macros
yes
yes
.ebh
EXTRA! Basic Header
yes
yes

* EXTRA! layout files are one type of EXTRA! macro. To run EXTRA! layout files in Reflection you must create a file association with the .elf file extension. Follow these steps:

  1. Copy your .edp and .elf files to \Documents\Attachmate\Reflection.
  2. Double-click an .elf file in the \Documents\Attachmate\Reflection folder.
  3. Windows will prompt you for a file association.
    1. Browse to the Reflection install directory and select ebrun.exe.
    2. Select the check box to always use this program to open this type of file.

Supported KEA! Legacy Files

The following KEA! file type is supported.

 
 
Reflection 2014
Reflection 2011
.ktc
KEA! configuration file
yes
no

Supported Third Party Product Files

You can run a majority of macros created by the following products. The macros run directly without conversion.

 
 
Reflection 2014
Reflection 2011
.ebs
OpenText/Hummingbird HostExplorer - Hummingbird Basic macro
yes
yes (R3)
.jgs
Brandon Systems/Jolly Giant QWS 3270 macro
yes
yes (R3)
.rmc
Micro Focus Rumba macro
yes
yes
.mac
IBM Personal Communications macro
yes
yes
.vbs
IBM Personal Communications VBScript
yes
no

For more information about running macros, see http://docs.attachmate.com/reflection/2014/r1/tshelp/en/user-html/macros_run_pr.htm.

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Troubleshooting Legacy Files

If you have problems with your legacy files, review the following issues.

Trusted Location

If your EXTRA! .edp files are stored in Program Files\Attachmate\EXTRA! (and not in \My Documents), and you open the .edp files in Reflection , then an error displays: "Unable to open because it is not in a trusted location." To resolve this error, add the .edp file location (path) to Reflection's Trusted Locations (specified in Reflection Workspace Settings).

Custom Configuration File Location

If you open an .edp file that refers to other custom configuration files (for example, a custom keyboard map file), the custom configuration file must be in either:

  • The “schemes” subfolder in the “Default legacy EXTRA! directory” (configured in Reflection Workspace Settings), typically My Documents\Attachmate\EXTRA!\schemes, OR
  • The same location as the .edp file

If no custom configuration file is found, Reflection will use a default file, and you may think that the EXTRA! custom configuration settings have been lost.

In Reflection 2014, when an .edp session file is opened and a custom keyboard map is found, a new .xkb file is created. To determine if Reflection 2014 or 2011 found the custom keyboard map, open the Manage Keyboard Maps dialog and look at the filename being used (.ekm or .xkb). If Reflection cannot find the keyboard map file, defaults are used.

Additional Information

Legacy KB ID

This document was originally published as Attachmate Technical Note 2193.