isutl ‑i

Launch the information advisor

WTSupported in traditional Synergy on Windows
WNSupported in Synergy .NET on Windows
USupported on UNIX


isutl ‑i filename



The name of the ISAM file(s) for which you want to launch the information advisor. The default extension is .ism.


Isutl ‑i launches the information advisor, which displays helpful advice based on file organization and content. The identified file conditions can range from high‑risk issues that may result in file failure to low‑risk, performance‑related issues. If the file condition is correctable, the information advisor will suggest corrective actions and/or ways to enhance performance.


The conditions reported are not errors. They simply provide helpful information to point out things that may or may not be otherwise detectable and suggestions that you can choose to ignore or act upon. Having one or more conditions be displayed for a file does not mean the file is corrupted.

Use isutl ‑i filename to quickly check static configuration information, or isutl ‑vi filename to generate a full analysis based on content. (See isutl ‑v.)

Isutl ‑i (or ‑vi) reports the following static conditions:

The following conditions are only available with isutl ‑vi: