Program Link Output File

Output files are used to create custom program bridges.

In a Custom Program Bridge, click Output File.

Use this window to build your own output file (for example txt or ini). This requires technical knowledge of output file builds and should only be attempted by those who know how. Don't create an output file for bridges that do not require one.

Output File Path: Click [...] to select the path to the output file (ini or txt) on your computer.
Output Template: Enter the body of the output file.

Replacements: Click to insert replacement fields that map data fields in the bridge output file to patient data fields.

Select field then click OK to insert field at cursor. Example: PATID (bridge) maps to [PatNum] in Open Dental.

Click OK to save the custom bridge.

Note: Select a patient in Open Dental prior to launching the bridge. Replacement Fields are only resolved when a patient is selected. Otherwise, the output only displays the Replacement Field names and not patient data.

Available Fields for Command Lines and Replacement Fields

The fields below are available when creating an optional command line argument.